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

Satish Balay balay at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Jun 6 15:54:08 CDT 2012

On Wed, 6 Jun 2012, Jed Brown wrote:

> 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.

the above requirment was discussed wrt developers [aka barry]

Also - I'm not realy sure if 'pull/update' would always do the right
thing for users. I'll have to recheck this..

> > - 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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