The nice folks from Magic Ermine have graciously donated an Ermine license to me (Eric Mangold), for the purpose of packaging portable Linux binaries for darcs.

This is much better than the previous statically-linked binaries which suffered from numerous portability problems.

The new binaries should work on any Linux (x86 32 or 64-bit) with a kernel >= 2.6.0.

Even though the binaries appear to be statically-linked, they contain a dynamically linked darcs packed with necessary libraries, and supporting files.