darcs pull http://darcs.haskell.org/ghc" on PPC Max OS X 10.3
responds "HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found ...darcs.haskell.org...
naur at post11.tele.dk
Mon Oct 23 14:25:34 EDT 2006
Thanks a lot. Unfortunately, something more than temporary connectivity
problems seem to be at stake. The reaction that I quote when I "darcs pull"
the ghc repository from my Mac OS X is quite consistent, including when I use
darcs-all. Here is what I have tried to diagnose the problem:
1. I have tried "darcs get" and "darcs pull" of the ghc HEAD repository from
another machine that I have, a Suse Linux. It works fine.
2. I have tried to create a repository on the Linux machine, then "darcs get"
and "darcs pull" the repository on the Linux machine from the Mac OS X and it
also works fine.
3. I can even work around the problem of being unable to "darcs pull" directly
from the ghc repository by "darcs get"ting and "darcs pull"ling the ghc
repository on the Linux machine from the Mac OS X. And this works fine.
4. Finally, if I try to "darcs pull" something which doesn't exist, I get a
nice error message like
tn at linux:~/tn/test/darcs/ghc> /home/tn/tn/install/darcs-1.0.6/bin/darcs pull
darcs failed: Not a repository: http://darcs.haskell.org/ghcxxx
tn at linux:~/tn/test/darcs/ghc>
(this is on the Linux machine) and not the long error reaction that I quote.
Clearly, there is some difference between my Linux machine and my Mac OS X
that causes the undesirable reaction with the long "Can't understand
repository format" message. But I have so far been unable to figure out what
So, additional help to resolve this problem would still be received eagerly.
Thanks a lot again.
On Monday 23 October 2006 16:23, Peter Tanski wrote:
> Hi Thorkil,
> on October 22, 2006 9:24:38 AM EDT Thorkil Naur wrote:
> > I am following the instructions on
> > "http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Building/
> > GettingTheSources", I have
> > managed to "darcs get" the HEAD branch, but I am unable to "darcs
> > pull"
> > anything: For all the attempts I have made (including the use of
> > darcs-all),
> > the reaction is similar to the following: Some long message that
> > features
> > "HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found ...darcs.haskell.org...".
> > I am using a PPC Mac OS X 10.3.
> > Help to get over this stumbling block would be very much appreciated.
> From the screen dump of your command 'darcs pull ...':
> > Thorkil-Naurs-Computer:~/tn/test/darcs thorkilnaur$ cd ghc
> > Thorkil-Naurs-Computer:~/tn/test/darcs/ghc thorkilnaur$ /usr/local/
> > bin/darcs
> > pull http://darcs.haskell.org/ghc
> > ...
> > Can't understand repository format: Object not found!</h1>
> > Can't understand repository format: <p>
> > Can't understand repository format:
> > Can't understand repository format: 39
> > Can't understand repository format: The requested URL was not
> > found on
> > this server.
> > ...
> It would appear that your computer had a temporary problem connecting
> to the darcs server--this is the standard output you would get in a
> web browser but darcs can't understand the default "Object not
> found!" page. I suspect if you tried the same command again a little
> later it would work.
> Two further notes:
> (1) use the darcs-all script (it's a lot easier than grabbing
> everything and it descends into the library/ directories to grab any
> sources you want there):
> .../ghc thorkilnaur$ ./darcs-all pull -a
> This is the normal 'darcs pull' command, the '-a' option tells darcs
> to apply the patches as soon as you receive them.
> (2) for further information on darcs, see the darcs manual
> (especially if you are planning to make any changes to your 'branch'
> and want to use darcs to help with your revisions): http://
> Best regards,
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