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

Jed Brown jedbrown at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Jun 6 16:24:50 CDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 3:58 PM, Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:

> What if it is some great fundamental improvement to BuildSystem (like
> removing 70% of the code and making the rest a million times better)? We in
> petsc-dev don't benefit from that? That is freaking insane and stupid! Of
> course we want all updates to BuildSystem otherwise there are essentially
> two different repositories evolving over time with different things in each
> one. That is freaking insane! Who designed this stupid subrepo shit? It is
> completely garbage if what you say is true.

It's really simple, you commit to petsc-dev after the cool stuff goes into

It's a small price to pay for being able to go back to a consistent state
and not needing to remember to update BuildSystem.
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