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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [build] Downloading dependencies
Date Wed, 20 Dec 2006 01:35:00 GMT

Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>> Do we really need to download this dll?  Everyone who has the MSVC
>> installed should have it, right?
> I don't care if it's downloaded, linked or magically generated out of
> looking into tea leaves, the problem is that the build needs manual
> intervention and this is not documented anywhere.
> We need to make sure that what we say you need to do is *only* what you
> need to do. Every other (undocumented step) is annoying and slows our
> community development down.

Yeah, I get it.  My point is that I'm still not convinced we need this 
to be downloaded...

So do we?


>> geir
>> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>>> Tim Ellison wrote:
>>>> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>>>>> Mark Hindess wrote:
>>>>>> I tried doing fetch-depends before rebuild but it would fail or
>>>>>> corrupt
>>>>>> dependencies often enough that it caused more trouble than it solved.
>>>>>> I can try it again I suppose - IIRC it was ibiblio that was the main
>>>>>> problem and that might have been a temporary issue.
>>>>> People, you do realize that if fetch-depends breaks that often we
>>>>> have a
>>>>> bigger problem than just dealing with faulty updates?
>>>>> Imagine that every time fetch-depends doesn't work we lose the ability
>>>>> for some guy out there to contribute something to us.
>>>>> This is, from a community building perspective, a *way* bigger problem
>>>>> than if the JVM ran at all after it compiled!!
>>>> I remember the discussion over the msvcr71.dll download. Have there been
>>>> other problems?
>>> it's still not fixed!

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