[darcs-users] win32 problem with nestedvm.ibex.org

Adam Megacz adam at megacz.com
Wed May 5 00:50:24 UTC 2004

David, this is the same repo that caused the "darcs stuck at 99% CPU
for over two days trying to merge a patch" problem I had a while back.
There might be something more sinister afoot here.

  - a

David Roundy <droundy at abridgegame.org> writes:
> On Mon, May 03, 2004 at 12:35:26PM -0700, Tupshin Harper wrote:
>> There appears to be a win32 specific problem that occurs when using 
>> darcs to get http://nestedvm.ibex.org.
>> Using a 0.9.19 win32 build (I'm using the one from http://glozer.net/darcs/)
>> darcs get http://nestedvm.ibex.org
>> Fail: ./doc/IVME.xls: removeFile: permission denied (Permission denied)
> Hmmmm.  This is odd, and I'd like to track it down.  The file doc/IVME.xls
> *should* be removed by the "paper" patch--the most recent one, so it's a
> bit mysterious where this problem comes from.  Unfortunately, the windows
> build of darcs doesn't seem to run under wine, so I'm not able to reproduce
> this bug myself (since I also don't have windows).
> Any chance another haskeller on the list (who has windows...) could look
> into this?
> In the meantime, there are a couple of things you could do to help pin down
> what exactly is causing the trouble.  Before the latest patch ("paper") was
> the win32 darcs able to run "get" on the repo just fine? If you don't know,
> you could unpull that patch from a scratch copy of the repo and try getting
> from there.
> There is another (earlier) "remove file" patch, which doesn't seem to be
> causing trouble, so the only think that seems unique about this patch is
> that the IVME.xls file was treated as binary.
> Could you try running (with the win32 darcs, of course):
> darcs get http://abridgegame.org/repos/foo
> This is a simple test repo that creates a couple of binary files and
> removes them.  If all works fine the repo has in it just an empty directory
> named aaack.
> I think I've already exhausted my troubleshooting ideas... but hopefully if
> your answers to these questions don't reveal the problem I'll come up with
> something else...
> -- 
> David Roundy
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