[Haskell-cafe] Fun with Darcs

David Roundy droundy at darcs.net
Wed May 14 16:13:47 EDT 2008

On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 08:37:53PM +0100, Andrew Coppin wrote:
> Andrew Coppin wrote:
> >Henning Thielemann wrote:
> >>
> >>As said, the IDE Leksah can display code exactly like this ...
> >>
> >
> >I noticed the first time. Clearly this is another toy I'm going to 
> >have to try out sometime...
> ...and then he discovers that Darcs isn't working any more. :-(
> I've recently reinstalled Windows, so I decided to go download the 
> latest Darcs and set that up. Now it's complaining that I don't have 
> curl or wget. (Never used to do that before.) The WindowsConfiguration 
> file doesn't mention anything about it. [And the link back to the Darcs 
> wiki is 404 by the way. "darcs.net" rather than "wiki.darcs.net". Nice 
> touch...] Presumably this change is new in Darcs 2. I don't recall 
> seeing anything about it when I read the announcement, and I'm now 
> searching the wiki and I still don't see anything about it.
> Presumably I just need to discover a Windows binary for wget and put it 
> in my search path somewhere? Would be nice if this were documented... 
> Darcs used to just work by itself without any additional tools.

It's just that the guy who built the windows binary didn't have libcurl
installed.  Since there don't seem to be many windows developers, we have
to live with those few people willing to compile darcs on windows...


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