[darcs-users] MacPorts, darcs 2.4.1 and hashed-storage

Scott Michel scottm at aero.org
Fri Jun 18 23:27:29 UTC 2010


I wish I had the bandwidth to update the port -- I'm not the port  
maintainer, BTW. All I can do is submit patches and hope for the best.  
My bandwidth is limited by the fact that I manage a computer systems  
research department (yes, get the laugh in now -- a technically  
engaged manager causes many people cognitive dissonance.)

Also, recent changes in the Haskell platform are what drives the  
problem forward. Evidently, mmap 0.5.x is in the H-P, which drives an  
interim patch to hashed-storage. Unless the H-P platform maintainer  
for MacPorts bumps mmap back down to 0.4.x, the interim patch is a  
necessary evil.

I'm sure that I could try out Darcs 2.4.4 and hope that it works with  
hashed-storage 0.4.11 and mmap 0.5.x. But I don't think I'd get to  
working on that until my next "research day off" next week.

Heck, if I were to prioritize, I'd be more inclined to get ghc 6.12 up  
and running in MacPorts. That's a longer duration project. In the  
meantime, though, my patch is a reasonable "BandAid (tm)" for those  
who are stuck in the port upgrade outdated process due to a broken  
hashed-storage upgrade.


On Jun 18, 2010, at 1:48 PM, Eric Kow wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 13:38:17 -0700, Scott Michel wrote:
>> Here's the patch file, but keep in mind (a) you either need your own
>> local MacPorts hierarchy or need to be root/sudo when you apply it,
>> (b) if you apply it to the /opt/local or {prefix} devel/hs-hashed-
>> storage directory, it'll get overwritten the next time you update or
>> selfupdate.
> Thanks for the work, Scooter!
> I'm sure lots of folks appreciate actually being able to build Darcs  
> on
> MacPorts, but I was wondering if you'd instead submitting an update to
> get the port building on Darcs 2.4.4 (which requires a version of
> hashed-storage that in turn requires mmap 0.4)?
> From a maintenance standpoint, I think I'd be a bit more comfortable
> with as much a stock Darcs as possible :-)  Also darcs 2.4.4 fixes
> some bugs in 2.4.1, see http://wiki.darcs.net/Releases/2.4
> Note also that the upcoming Darcs 2.5 will require mmap-0.5
> See also a related bug http://bugs.darcs.net/issue1753
> Cheers,
> Eric
> PS. If I may do a bit of advertising, there's also an official OS X
>    binary on http://wiki.darcs.net/Binaries now
> -- 
> Eric Kow <http://www.nltg.brighton.ac.uk/home/Eric.Kow>
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