Note: This page is here mostly for historical reasons. A GHC tree used to consist of multiple independent repositories. The sync-all script let you operate over them all at once. It is still present in the root directory of the tree, but since all repositories have been turned into git submodules, you shouldn't need it anymore. See getting the sources for up-to date information about fetching the sources, and git working conventions and git submodules for the new submodule workflow.
sync-all: operations over all GHC repositories at once
The full documentation for sync-all is found by using the --help option:
$ ./sync-all --help
Pulling new patches
If you have an existing tree, here is how to pull new patches into all repositories.
$ ./sync-all pull $ ./sync-all get
The second step is required in the event that new packages or repositories have been added to GHC.
You can also pull patches from another tree, by registering the other tree as a remote, and giving it a name (here anotherghc):
$ ./sync-all -r /another/ghc remote add anotherghc $ ./sync-all pull anotherghc
where /another/ghc is a path to another local GHC repository. You can specify a remote repository here too, e.g. -r git://github.com/ghc (remember to omit the final "ghc.git" when using a remote repo).
The sync-all command is useful for finding out what patches you have relative to another repository:
$ ./sync-all fetch anotherghc $ ./sync-all new anotherghc
this tells you which patches there are in your local repository tree relative to the tree over in /another/ghc.