[petsc-dev] Fwd: [petsc-maint #119133] petsc-dev configure crash

Sean Farley sean at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Jun 6 11:54:45 CDT 2012

>   Jed and Sean's email bitched about the current system (which is fine to bitch) but did not have specific suggestions on a new system.  So how do you propose to (1) not have the "pull BuildSystem" problem and (2) have bisection work?
>    Once we know the proposal we can determine the downside to the proposal and decide whether to change. But without a specific proposal (state it) you all are just flapping your lips.

There are only two ways that I know of that satisfy both (1) and (2)
(tell me if anyone knows of any more):

A) make buildsystem a subrepo (svn external for those familiar with svn)

B) merge buildsystem into petsc-dev and use graft / transplant to
maintain a separate repo

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