Any way to compile an old version from git?
marlowsd at gmail.com
Thu May 19 10:28:55 CEST 2011
On 18/05/2011 11:41, Karel Gardas wrote:
> On 05/18/11 12:09 PM, Simon Marlow wrote:
>>> The real difficulty with the ghc sources is that fact that
>>> over a dozen different trees, with independant commit histories
>>> are needed to retrieve a working revision.
>> Right, this is something that would be fixed by using submodules or
>> subtree merging.
> If I understand well your arguments about submodules in the past, this
> is something we will not see in the near future. However ability to grab
> some known tree of the history would be great, for me too as I'm hit by
> #5201, so I like Ben's suggestion of buildbots printing kind of tree
> identification. Perhaps doing something like:
> git log|head -1
> inside the cloned tree for ghc git repo and also for all the git repos
> got by sync-all is something which might help here a little bit and
> should not be that hard to implement in builder server?
I just added a log command to sync-all, so you can now say
$ ./sync-all log HEAD^.. --pretty=oneline
to get the hashes of all the repos. I've added that to my nightly build
script too, when Ian returns he can add it to the main nightly builders.
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