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

Jed Brown jedbrown at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Jun 6 15:48:14 CDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 3:40 PM, Satish Balay <balay at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:

> One of the concerns we discussed earlier is the additional
> requirement: 'subrepo' usage should be same/similar to 'single repo'
> usage. This clearly is not possible with (A). [we have to buy into the
> sub-repo model and use it appropriately].
> i.e be aware which commands work with subrepos by default - and which
> ones need '-s' for subrepo

I think most users only need to pull and update which will do the right
thing with subrepo.

> - and then be aware that buildsystem you
> pull is not the latest [only the latest commited to petsc-dev] etc.

This is the right model anyway. If a BuildSystem patch is required by
petsc-dev, there should be a commit in the petsc-dev repo stating that.
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