[Haskell-cafe] Compilers

Eric Kow kowey at darcs.net
Sun Nov 30 11:52:58 EST 2008

On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 17:45:55 +0100, Daniel Fischer wrote:
> I am now a proud owner of darcs-2.1.2, the source distribution built without 
> problems :), make test said "All tests successful!" three times :D
> Sorry to deprive you of the pleasure of helping.


> >   darcs failed:  Can't understand repository format: hashed
> >   darcs failed:  Can't understand repository format: darcs-2
> I've always found darcs' predictive powers somewhat lacking.
> Seriously, it might be a good idea to have an error message like

This was just a bug in darcs.  The feature has been there for a while,
but was not sufficiently well tested.  Anyway, it's been fixed since
> darcs failed: Can't understand repository format, may be new format or broken.

I think we would welcome some kind of patch to rephrase the messages
above to hint that that the reason it could not understand these
format elements was because they may be new.

> > Upgrade! Binary versions should be available shortly, either from your
> > favourite package distributor or by third party contributors.
> Please, do not drop source distributions anyone, binaries tend to work on a 
> much smaller set of systems, source can build against more library versions.

The darcs team will always release a source tarball on its releases
(the next one scheduled for mid January)


Eric Kow <http://www.nltg.brighton.ac.uk/home/Eric.Kow>
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