[darcs-users] darcs dist: feature or a bug?

David Roundy droundy at abridgegame.org
Sun Mar 21 19:54:26 UTC 2004

On Tue, Mar 16, 2004 at 03:17:30PM +0100, Gour wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm using darcs on my Gentoo box, but I don't wait for official updates, but
> rather pulling darcs repo regularly and then doing: 
> darcs dist & emerge darcs.
> Recently I've noticed that when I issue e.g. darcs dist -v -d darcs-0.9.17 
> command, darcs put everything into: darcs-0.9.17.tar.gz, but, within tarball,
> there is darcs-0.9.17-x folder.
> Is it a bug or some feature I don't understand?

It's a bug, but not one I've been able to reproduce.  Are you running a
"latest darcs" or darcs 0.9.17? It sort of sounds like something I may have
fixed, but I don't remember very clearly, so if the darcs that you're
running the darcs dist with is version 0.9.17, I'd be interested in hearing
the results when run with the latest darcs.

As a workaround, most likely you can fix the problem by deleting
/tmp/darcs-0.9.17* before running darcs dist--but I'd rather first verify
that the bug is fixed in the latest darcs.
David Roundy

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