[pypy-dev] repository access

Jens-Uwe Mager jum at anubis.han.de
Sun Feb 16 13:54:52 CET 2003

On Sat, Feb 15, 2003 at 03:29 -0800, Armin Rigo wrote:

> 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!

The bootstrap is not that complicated for the normal user, only folks
that want to participate in svn development are required to go through
the hoops of bootstrapping. If you are simply using a remote repository,
download the bootstrap tarball, compile it and you are all set. Only if
you want to stay current with svn development you need to check out the
tree again with svn and compile that.

Jens-Uwe Mager	<pgp-mailto:F476EBC2>

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