[Haskell-cafe] Getting latest GHC-head/libraries takes forever
Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH
allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Tue Jul 15 20:54:46 EDT 2008
On 2008 Jul 15, at 20:45, Austin Seipp wrote:
> For the purpose of experimenting with NDP I went through the
> process of getting the GHC head from darcs.haskell.org. As
> specified in the developer wiki, using darcs get is basically
> not possible because there're so many patches. So I downloaded
> This alone took over *7 hours* using wget because it could never get
> a connection faster than 5kb/s.
FWIW I did manage to get it using darcs (!) having not checked the
wiki to see that it was supposedly impossible these days. (Well, I
did get --partial. --all is a definite mistake.)
> I let darcs sit for over another hour and a half trying to pull
> from darcs.haskell.org for the libraries and the testsuite.
> It never got past packages/base. In fact, it never even got to
> *getting* the
> patches from the base repository, it sat there, stuck at the
> 'identifying repository'
> stage (darcs 2.0.2) for over an hour, making my processor go round
> and round at
> 99% CPU usage the entire way, never accomplishing anything. What
> makes it even stranger
> is that it got the latest patches for the testsuite and the array
> package pretty quick.
> It just got permanently stuck on base for some reason and never went
Mine stopped at array. That said, it does seem really slow; given
your comment about downloading, this sounds like a problem with
darcs.haskell.org in general. But it might be worth grabbing darcs1
for Leopard and trying again.
brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university KF8NH
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