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Re: MLton (SML compiler) bootstrapping



On Wed, 2006-06-07 at 21:24 -0500, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> >>>>> "AG" == Adam Goode <adam spicenitz org> writes:
> 
> AG> It looks like the solution was to provide a special one-time
> AG> source package with binaries for all 3 platforms inside.
> 
> Yes, this was used for fpc and cmucl as well.  This method works well
> and has the added benefit of not require any overworked admins to
> manually handle the procedure.
> 
> Keep in mind that packages are immediately available to the
> buildsystem as soon as they're built, so you can get your packages
> done without the special source package ever making it out to the
> mirrors.

What happens when a new branch is created? This bootstrapping has
to been done again, I presume, since the required package is not
yet available.
-- 
Gérard Milmeister
Langackerstrasse 49
CH-8057 Zürich


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