[darcs-users] darcs-beta crashes on whatsnew

Benjamin Franksen ben.franksen at online.de
Mon Jul 6 11:06:34 UTC 2009

Petr Rockai wrote:
> Benjamin Franksen <ben.franksen at online.de> writes:
>> Benjamin Franksen wrote:
>>> Note: this is not the version from hackage but one I installed from the
>>> 2.3 branch repo, plus the HTTP <= 4000 patch (which gets used because I
>>> don't have libcurl-dev installed). I'll try the darcs-beta from hackage
>>> next and see if that crashes, too.
>> I did, and it crashes in exactly the same way.
> Please do:
> $ mv _darcs/index _darcs/index.bad
> $ darcs wh

Bingo: no crashes anymore.

> And if at all possible, upload both _darcs/index and _darcs/index.bad
> somewhere and post links.

I have made a tar.gz and attached it, as I cannot upload easily. Hope that's 

> If I had to guess though, there is one more
> thing you should know: if you use a repository that was accessed with
> darcs and hashed-storage 3.4, any further access with darcs based on
> hashed-storage < 3.4 will require manual index removal. This should
> hopefully not be a problem for most people, although you might have hit
> that issue?

Maybe. I have been experimenting with various versions of darcs (compiled 
with different versions of ghc / libraries), so it is hard to say for sure. 
I /have/ installed a (no longer registered) hashed-storage- for 
ghc-6.10.3, so this may be the cause of the issue.

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