The darcs-beta package

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Darcs is a free, open source revision control system. It is:

This smartness lets you respond to changing demands in ways that would otherwise not be possible. Learn more about spontaneous branches with darcs.

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Dependenciesarray (>=0.1 && <0.3), base (<4), bytestring (>=0.9.0 && <0.10), containers (>=0.1 && <0.3), directory (==1.0.*), filepath (==1.1.*), hashed-storage (>= && <0.4), haskeline (>=0.6.1 && <0.7), html (==1.0.*), HTTP (>=3000.0 && <3001.2), HUnit (>=1.0), mmap (>=0.2), mtl (>=1.0 && <1.2), network (==2.2.*), old-time (==1.0.*), parsec (>=2.0 && <3.1), process (==1.0.*), QuickCheck (>=, random (==1.0.*), regex-compat (>=0.71 && <0.94), terminfo (==0.3.*), test-framework (>=0.2.2), test-framework-hunit (>=0.2.2), test-framework-quickcheck2 (>=0.2.2), unix (>=1.0 && <2.4), utf8-string (==0.3.*), zlib (>= && < [details]
AuthorDavid Roundy <>, <>
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Source repositoryhead: darcs get
Executablesunit, darcs, witnesses
UploadedWed Jun 24 07:13:52 UTC 2009 by PetrRockai
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curlUse libcurl for HTTP support.EnabledAutomatic
curl-pipeliningUse libcurl's HTTP pipelining.DisabledAutomatic
httpUse the pure Haskell HTTP package for HTTP support.EnabledAutomatic
bytestringUse the external bytestring package.EnabledAutomatic
zlibUse the external zlib binding package.EnabledAutomatic
utf8-stringUse the external utf8-string binding package.EnabledAutomatic
terminfoUse the terminfo package for enhanced console support.EnabledAutomatic
type-witnessesUse GADT type witnesses.DisabledAutomatic
colorUse ansi color escapes.EnabledAutomatic
mmapCompile with mmap support.EnabledAutomatic
testCompile unit tests (requires QuickCheck >=

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Maintainers' corner

For package maintainers and hackage trustees

Readme for darcs-beta-

This is the source tree for darcs, a distributed version control system
written in Haskell.

For more information, visit the darcs web site:

Compilation and Installation

Darcs currently supports two build systems: a traditional autotools-
based system, and an experimental cabal-based system.  Currently
AUTOTOOLS IS RECOMMENDED; in later releases it will be deprecated and
eventually removed (in favour of cabal).

If a "configure" file is present, autotools is supported.  If a
"Setup.lhs" file is present, cabal is supported.  Currently there is a
separate source tarball for each build system; either can be used in
unstable checkouts.

Using Autotools

If you have the normal, autotools-based tarball, this sequence should work
for you (if you are in doubt, this is likely the case):

    $ ./configure
    $ make
    # make install

You first need to run `autoconf` if you obtained the source tree from the
darcs repository (but this is not needed for release tarballs).

For more information, please see the manual:

 * doc/manual/

Using Cabal

This method requires the cabal package, version 1.6 or higher.  The
cabal-install package is also recommended.

If you have the "cabal-install" package on your system (that is, there
is a "cabal" executable in your path), you can use the following
commands to create an executable in ~/.cabal/bin/darcs.

    $ cabal configure
    $ cabal build
    $ cabal install

Otherwise, if you have the "cabal" package but not the "cabal-install"
package, run the following:

    $ runghc Setup configure
    $ runghc Setup build
    $ sudo runghc Setup install

You may also omit the last step and copy the darcs executable (found in
dist/build/darcs/darcs) to a location of your choosing.

More detailed instructions can be found at
including instructions on obtaining a copy of cabal-install.

Please also note that the cabal-based build by default requires the cURL
library (and development headers). If, for some reason, you cannot provide
cURL, please pass "-f-curl" to the configure step above.

For more information about darcs hacking and best practices please check
the darcs wiki at

Of particular interest are the following documents:

For more information about the test suite, including how to run specific
tests please read tests/README.test_maintainers.txt.

Happy hacking!