HEADS UP: tarballs in darcs repos
rl at cse.unsw.edu.au
Wed Oct 21 20:54:58 EDT 2009
On 21/10/2009, at 19:33, Simon Marlow wrote:
> If we're getting/pulling from a local repo, shouldn't we try to grab
> the tarballs from there too?
Yes, please! I have several GHC repos which all pull from a local
mirror. Having to wget all tarballs for each of them would be too slow
and too expensive in terms of monthly bandwidth allowance (we don't
have flatrates here).
In general, I don't think requiring wget is a good idea. It is an
additional hurdle to beginners (which can be rather annoying on some
systems like OS X) and an additional complication in an already
complicated process for everyone else.
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