[Ecls-list] Important changes ahead

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll jjgarcia at users.sourceforge.net
Sun Nov 26 18:32:10 UTC 2006

2006/11/25, Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll <juan.ripoll at mpq.mpg.de>:
> 2006/11/24, Julian Stecklina <der_julian at web.de>:
> > I just extracted your archive and ran "hg update" which still gives me
> > abort: data/src/gc/alpha_mach_dep.s.i: no node
> > f65018dde2cbb578c3d26c1c56d15a2d44d825c2!
> This repository does not work on Ubuntu. I do not know what I did, but
> yesterday it did work. Today it does not. Seems I will have to redo it
> from scratch. In any case, with the tarball, you have the full sources
> of the new model of streams.

I wrote to the Mercurial mailing list. This all seems to do with a
problem in file names which are equivalent after case folding. The OSX
filesystem is indeed case insensitive and might be the source of the
problem. I had never thought about it before. It is quite possible
that files in the Boehm-Weiser GC have been replaced by others with
the same name as in alpha.s -> alpha.S (*) This is a change which is
very difficult for me to control, given that it may happen after
several revisions. It seems the only answer is to keep the repository
always in a Unix-like machine :-/


(*) I seem to recall files in the GC and perhaps in the GMP changing
name like this several times *.s -> *.S -> *.s...

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