[darcs-users] "darcs --help" goes into ?infinite? loop

Trent W. Buck twb at cybersource.com.au
Fri Sep 18 08:59:54 UTC 2009


Lele Gaifax <lele at nautilus.homeip.net> writes:

> On Fri, 18 Sep 2009 01:09:26 -0700
> Josh Wilcox <wilcoxjg at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> when I type "darcs --help" my terminal sometimes hangs without
>> returning to the prompt.  Indeed neither kill -1 nor kill -15 will
>
> This is a known GHC problem on 64bit CPUs. It should be fixed in GHC
> 6.10.

Also fixed in 6.8.3, IIRC.

>> squash the errant darcs process...  only kill -9 `pgrep darcs`
>> suffices.

FYI, "pkill -9 darcs".



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