[pypy-dev] repository access

holger krekel hpk at trillke.net
Sat Feb 15 13:16:26 CET 2003

[Armin Rigo Sat, Feb 15, 2003 at 03:29:00AM -0800]
> Hello everybody,
> On Sat, Feb 15, 2003 at 10:05:03AM +0100, holger krekel wrote:
> > client.  I've heard that installing it is not too obvious 
> > from the http://subversion.tigris.org website so if you
> > succeed installing it on your system, success stories
> > are certainly welcome.
> In my opinion, they have a bootstrapping problem.  The easy instructions tell
> you to download a source tarball, compile it, and use it to checkout the
> latest sources from their own repository.  Fine.  The sources are 6.7MB (my
> poor modem line), which is not a problem per se.  But once you have built your
> client, you realize that the instructions tell you to use the damn thing to
> checkout the whole source tree into a *new* directory -- 6.7MB again!  It
> won't download just the differences because the original tarball was not a
> checked-out working directory in the first place :-((
> When you must download 6.7MB and trash them immediately, I say the
> bootstrapping procedure is bad bad bad :-(   Let's hope pypy will eventually
> bootstrap without asking users to download CPython first!

thanks for pointing this out :-)  I want to have a self-contained distro 
of CPython/PyPy.  Hopefully we get this done during the sprint (with
all the upstreaming features we need)


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