[Haskell-cafe] Re: [darcs-users] Poll: Do you need to be able to build darcs from source on GHC 6.6?

Jason Dagit dagit at codersbase.com
Thu Oct 30 18:00:50 EDT 2008

On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 1:20 PM, Juliusz Chroboczek
<Juliusz.Chroboczek at pps.jussieu.fr> wrote:
>> I wanted to know if anyone who is using distros with 6.6 need to be
>> able to build current releases of darcs from source.
> If there turns out to be a significant issue with Darcs 1, I need to be
> able to build a recent version of Darcs in my Debian stable chroot.

I see.  If you're using the darcs 1 binary I would encourage you to
upgrade.  If  you meant darcs 1 repository format then I would
encourage you to consider darcs 1 hashed repository format.  You don't
even have to upgrade the public facing repo.  Just 'darcs get --hashed

> The alternative is to build a static version of Darcs that I can install on
> my stable (soon to be oldstable) servers.  Last time I checked, building
> static Darcs didn't work.

Interesting.  Yes, building darcs statically is something we should
probably do on the build bots.

> The alternative to both alternatives is to switch to git.

Right.  But I hope you're not saying that because you find this thread
upsetting.  The whole point was just to find out if 6.6 is significant
to people and that has already been established.


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