[darcs-users] darcs patch: Remove support for calling wget/curl on ... (and 2 more)

Dmitry Kurochkin dmitry.kurochkin at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 19:49:17 UTC 2009

On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 4:19 PM, Eric Kow <kowey at darcs.net> wrote:
> Hi Dmitry and Trent,
> Dmitry: could you take a quick look at this?  It shouldn't be much
> effort, just making sure I haven't done anything silly.

The patches look good to me.


> On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 15:38:00 +1100, Trent W. Buck wrote:
>> What effect does this actually have?  Does this mean we can build Darcs
>> binaries that have two separate HTTP client libraries linked in?
> Yes.  There are some bits (HTTP post, I think) which are only
> implemented with HTTP and not with libcurl.  (A good follow-up question
> is "why"?)
>> If so, which one gets used?
> My understanding of Darcs.URL is that if we have libcurl, we will just
> libcurl whether or not we have HTTP.
> Also, as Petr pointed out, the patches to the darcs.cabal file address
> the issue of requiring at least one HTTP library by making HTTP required
> if -f-curl is specified.  It's a bit obscure, though and Petr has
> suggested what looks like a clearer route out.
> Anyway, I'll apply this bundle tomorrow if nobody submits a better
> solution (or if nobody points out any flaws)
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