[tahoe-dev] wanted: RPM package wrangler

Arno Waschk hamamatsu at gmx.de
Mon Sep 24 05:08:57 UTC 2007

hm... since i could not build the thing at all after that "pull" i really  
thought darcs screwed up (again!). Maybe something else is screwing (as  
Will try to look into it these days...

yours, arno

Am 23.09.2007, 15:06 Uhr, schrieb zooko <zooko at zooko.com>:

> On Sep 23, 2007, at 3:07 AM, Arno Waschk wrote:
>> thanks to darcs i needed to check out the whole thing again. after
>> pull
>> almost all .py files were gone, except for most allmaydata ones.
> Actually that was probably intended -- patches [1196], [1197], and
> [1198] removed everything under src/ except for src/allmydata/.
> Those three packages -- foolscap, simplejson, and zfec -- are still
> required.  They will be automatically installed by setuptools when
> you install Tahoe, and can also be manually installed -- see the
> README for details.
> I guess the removal of all of those .py files in those subdirectories
> was what made you think that darcs had screwed up.  Was there
> anything else?  Did it emit some sort of warning message when you
> pulled?
>> when does this lethal darcs disappear?
> Well, I'm reluctant to change.  Darcs works well enough for me, and
> I'm familiar with how to use it and with how to work around the
> various bugs.  This particular thing that happened to you was
> probably not a bug except perhaps a user interface problem if it made
> you think there was a problem when there wasn't.  However, I've seen
> darcs issue #377 (related to darcs issue #437) recently, as well as
> darcs issue #87.
> On the other hand, I half expect that switching to another tool would
> be trading these issues in for different issues.  In particular,
> darcs shines for working off-line, for cherry-picking patches (such
> as when we released v0.5.1 which was v0.5 plus the security-fix
> patches from trunk but none of the other patches from trunk), and for
> interactively selecting which changes to bundle together into a patch
> when recording.
> Brian has switched from using darcs to using mercurial for foolscap
> [1], so I'll be interested to hear his recommendation.
> Regards,
> Zooko
> [1] http://foolscap.lothar.com/trac
> darcs issues mentioned in this e-mail
> http://bugs.darcs.net/issue87
> http://bugs.darcs.net/issue377
> http://bugs.darcs.net/issue437
> allmydata.org tahoe patches mentioned in this e-mail:
> http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/changeset/1196
> http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/changeset/1197
> http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/changeset/1198
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