[pypy-dev] repository access

Christian Tismer tismer at tismer.com
Sat Feb 15 19:56:31 CET 2003

holger krekel wrote:
> [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!

What I read about installing subversion really makes
me wonder whether it would be easier for everybody
to stick with plain old CVS? I use it all day and
could work immediately.

> 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)

Yes, that would be a nice goal.

ciao - chris

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