[darcs-users] Fwd: [tahoe-dev] update on the buildbots

zooko zooko at zooko.com
Sun Mar 22 13:35:02 UTC 2009

Dear darcs folks:

If anyone wants to help Benjamin Jansen bootstrap ghc for Sparc64,  
now is the time to do it.  Here's the root of the thread:


If that doesn't work I'm going to set up some mechanism by which  
people can get the latest tahoe source code without requiring darcs,  
perhaps by setting up a gateway from darcs into mercurial or bzr.



Begin forwarded message:

> From: Benjamin Jansen <tahoe at w007.org>
> Date: March 21, 2009 23:10:47 PM MDT
> To: tahoe-dev at allmydata.org
> Subject: Re: [tahoe-dev] update on the buildbots
> Reply-To: tahoe-dev at allmydata.org
> On Mar 21, 2009, at 7:09 PM, zooko wrote:
>> Ben Jansen's OpenBSD/Sparc64 buildbot doesn't have darcs.  It turns
>> out that there isn't a Glasgow Haskell Compiler which produces
>> Sparc64 binaries.  There are at least three ways to move forward: 1.
>> See if you can use Sparc32 binaries on OpenBSD/Sparc64 -- there is a
>> GHC for Sparc32: http://www.haskell.org/ghc/ 
>> download_ghc_6_10_1.html#sparcsolaris
>>  , 2. Port GHC to Sparc64: http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ 
>> wiki/Building/Porting
>>  , 3. Use some mechanism other than darcs to get the source code
>> onto Ben's buildbot, such as wget or some sort of gateway from darcs
>> into a revision control tool that does come with OpenBSD-Sparc64.
> FYI, I tried (1) and unfortunately it doesn't work -- it can't run
> sparc32 binaries. Incidentally, I haven't found sparc64 binaries for
> *any* Solaris package, so I couldn't test whether Solaris/sparc64
> binary emulation works.
> I'm currently going through (2). It's been slow going since I've had
> very little free time the past couple weeks, but I'm making some
> progress today.
> (3) would probably be the quickest route to successful tahoe builds,
> but it would probably eliminate my interest in getting a working ghc
> for OpenBSD/sparc64. ;)
> - Ben
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