patch applied (ghc): Use mingw tarballs to get mingw on Windows
marlowsd at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 06:05:16 EDT 2009
On 02/10/2009 17:12, Ian Lynagh wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 02, 2009 at 08:31:54PM +1000, Ben Lippmeier wrote:
>> If you add ./mingw/gcc-core-3.4.5-20060117-3.tar.gz to the darcs repo,
>> won't that file now exist in darcs/patches forever?
> Yes (unless you do a partial get or lazy get).
>> I'm worried that every time we update gcc we'll get an immortal copy in
>> darcs/patches, which will significantly increase the size of the
>> snapshots over time...
> This patch was 16M, and I have 152M of patches.
> There's also a (much smaller) tarball in libffi/tarball.
> I guess an alternative would be to have the darcs-all script get the
> tarballs, and delete any out-of-date tarballs you already have. Should
> we do that instead?
I think that might be better, yes. Having them in the repo is very
convenient, but I hadn't considered the repo bloat. If we download them
in darcs-all (or sh boot?) they'll still be in a source distribution.
This would mean unpulling a patch, which is a bit annoying to have to
do, but it's best to do it sooner rather than later.
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