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Workflows for Handling GHC's Git Submodules
This page and as well as the GitRepoReorganization is still work in progress;
See #8545 for the current state of affairs
Cloning a fresh GHC source tree
Initial cloning of GHC HEAD (into the folder ./ghc) is a simple as:
git clone --recursive git://git.haskell.org/ghc.git
(Obviously, the clone URL can be replaced by any of the supported ghc.git URLs as listed on http://git.haskell.org/ghc.git)
Cloning a specific branch, e.g. ghc-7.8; or a specific tag, e.g. ghc-7.8.1-release:
git clone -b ghc-7.8 --recursive git://git.haskell.org/ghc.git ghc-7.8.x
git clone -b ghc-7.8.1-release --recursive git://git.haskell.org/ghc.git ghc-7.8.1
Older tags/branches which were not fully converted into a submodule-configuration, will require an additional ./sync-all get step to synchronize.
Moreover, when cloning from the GitHub GHC Mirror, the submodule url paths need to be rewritten, e.g. ../packages/deepseq.git to ../packages-deepseq.git, so you can't simply use --recursive.
Updating an existing GHC source tree clone
At the top-level of ghc.git working copy:
git pull --rebase git submodule update --init