patch applied (ghc): Add the msysCORE*.tar.gz tarball to the
list of tarballs we unpack
igloo at earth.li
Thu Nov 19 09:39:29 EST 2009
On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 12:40:17PM +0000, Simon Marlow wrote:
> On 19/11/2009 11:54, Ian Lynagh wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 09:46:00AM +0000, Simon Marlow wrote:
>>> On 19/11/2009 00:44, Ian Lynagh wrote:
>>>> Wed Nov 18 11:55:23 PST 2009 Ian Lynagh<igloo at earth.li>
>>>> * Add the msysCORE*.tar.gz tarball to the list of tarballs we unpack
>>>> M ./configure.ac +2
>>> Hmm, do we really have to ship MSYS bits with GHC too? I'd really like
>>> to avoid doing this if possible. This is just for Perl, right? Why
>>> can't we carry on using a mingw build of Perl?
>> The perl we're using is the only one I could see on
>> It's possible there's one in another tarball, but if so I don't know how
>> to find it short of downloading and unpacking them all. Also, I'd be
>> surprised if the tarball contents overlapped.
> Why not just use the Perl that we shipped with GHC in the past? I don't
> know where it originally came from, but I think we've been using the
> same binary for years now, with each new distribution copying it out of
> the previous one :)
If we do that then we'll be stuck with perl 5.6.1 forever, and this way
we have a consistent set of programs designed to be used together, and
we know how to upgrade should we need to.
If you think we should go back to the old perl then I don't feel that
strongly about it, but I think using the msys/mingw tarballs will be
least painful in the long-run.
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