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

Jed Brown jedbrown at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Jun 6 14:52:54 CDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM, Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:

> > A) make buildsystem a subrepo (svn external for those familiar with svn)
>    There have already been many discussions on petsc-dev about how hg
> subrepos suck and don't satisfy all our needs.

I think "our needs" are mostly wrong in this case. ;-)

Specifically, I think it is a long-running bug that the petsc-dev
repository does not record when a BuildSystem change is needed. The
implicitly synchronized or fragile "compare dates on the commit" model is

Anyway, I thought the real concerns were that old versions of Hg didn't
manage subrepos consistently, not that the general model was wrong.
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