[arch-haskell] Compiling large-memory programs in HABS (gitit available for those with RAM)
simons at cryp.to
Sun May 15 20:27:07 CEST 2011
> So, I was thinking of firing up a Large (7.5 GB) EC2 instance to
> compile it.
that's a nice idea. :-)
> Does a similar option exist for 32-bit?
No, I'm afraid not. I have two ArchLinux boxes available that I use for
building the i686 repository, but neither machine has more than 1GB of
memory. As of now, there are several packages that cannot be compiled on
those machines -- such as the latest version of 'crypto-api'. I'm not
sure what to do about that. So far, I've simply avoided updating those
packages to the latest versions in HABS, but this approach clearly won't
Maybe I should by some RAM? One of those machines is an EeePC, though,
and I'm not sure whether I could even extend its memory.
Anyway, at the time being, I wouldn't be able to build Gitit for i686.
> gitit is a nice tool to run, but the build requirements might put off
> casual usage - this is a real advantage to having pre-built binary
> packages available.
> Also, in the future, should I throw in a heads up when packages take say,
> over 1GB of RAM to build?
Yes, please do. That's very helpful information. We can figure out how
to deal with the situation on a case-by-case basis, which feels quite
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