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

Satish Balay balay at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Jun 6 15:47:56 CDT 2012

On Wed, 6 Jun 2012, Jed Brown wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 3:03 PM, Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:
> > Check the old email. Satish and Matt had specific concerns.
> >
> Matt's last email said
> """
> Okay, it seems like I can do everything I want to do. I vote we push it and
> wait for
> the breakage. However, can we wait to push it until Apr 1? I have a
> conference
> scheduled which will heavily use petsc-dev.
> """
> Satish's complaint had something to do with "hg pull -u" versus "hg pull;
> hg update" in 1.8.1 versus later versions, though it seems that the only
> difference there was in .hg/dirstate which seemed inconsequential.

Hm - I thought the issue was more about 'working files' in buildsystem
getting updated or not - in which case users would still have broken
configure runs even with subrepos - like what we currently have.

So what is the current recommondation with subrepos? Which minimum
version for petsc users, and which minimum version for

> Is there still a blocking reason not to use subrepos?

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