Suggestion re altering the build system
isaacdupree at charter.net
Tue May 29 12:48:34 EDT 2007
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Andy Gill wrote:
> Hi Simon,
> I understand the need to have a HEAD that works most of the time.
> But the question "How do I get a recent copy of HEAD, that works(*)"
> seems reasonable.
> I wanted to fellow galois engineer to try something in HEAD, and he
> needed to give
> up before he got a working build.
> (*) where works == definition below.
Most of my clean builds of HEAD "work" at least being able to build the
libraries and compile and run a simple test program (I don't bother with
stage2). What I do is have a clean local repo "ghc-HEAD" (also
containing others from darcs-all), and "darcs get" a new copy from that
every time I want to do a clean build. Much more reliable in my
experience than "make distclean" recently, and makes sure I only waste
bandwidth downloading patches once per patch.
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