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

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Thu Oct 30 18:08:29 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.

Statically linked darcs should be trivial with the cabal version.

Let's see:

    $ cabal build --ghc-options='-optl-static -lcurl -lssl -lcrypto'


    $ ldd dist/build/darcs/darcs
        not a dynamic executable

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