[darcs-users] zlib patch (dumping our internal binding)

Eric Kow kowey at darcs.net
Wed Jul 29 10:07:42 UTC 2009

Sorry, should have changed that subject many lines in the thread ago.

On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 10:50:26 +1000, Trent W. Buck wrote:
> > Adding to Jason's question: is it OK to just apply the patch and
> > hope that the distributions will have found a way out of this in 6
> > months?

The patch I was referring to was:

Wed Jul 22 10:13:25 BST 2009  Petr Rockai <me at mornfall.net>
  * Require haskell zlib, dropping the legacy internal zlib binding.

... which I was dithering about and have only just applied

> The patch is already in HEAD, at least.  As Joachim says on the Debian
> list, if there's a legitimate bug in zlib 0.5.0 that Darcs should
> avoid, it's better to break haskell-platform compatibility than allow
> compilation with a buggy zlib.

Thanks to Ganesh for keeping any confusion out of the thread.


Eric Kow <http://www.nltg.brighton.ac.uk/home/Eric.Kow>
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