[*] [arch-haskell] Arch Linux now provides more than 1000 Haskell libraries and apps

Piyush P Kurur ppk at cse.iitk.ac.in
Fri Mar 27 23:12:05 EDT 2009

On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 09:01:15AM -0700, Don Stewart wrote:
> A small milestone in the packaging business:
> http://archhaskell.wordpress.com/2009/03/27/arch-haskell-news-mar-14-2009-1000-haskell-packages/
> More than 1000 Haskell packages packaged up for Arch Linux.
> Hackage now has 1163 (+41) Haskell packages, of which 1007 (+33) have
> been natively packaged for Arch in AUR. That???s 33 new packages in two
> weeks, and lots of updates as well.
> Read this week's updates on the blog.
> -- Don

Arch Linux as a distribution and also as a platform for Haskell
has been impressive. Forced me, an ardent Debian fan, to switch from
Debian stable to Arch on all my desktops and laptops. However I find 
the lack of documentation packages slightly of a problem. May be it is
also possible that I am missing something here. For example
I had to wget the ghc documentation on the site to make a local copy.

A comparison with Debian Lenny which has become stable recently show 
that Debian  comes with lots of doc packages for example for any package 
libghc-foo  there is always a package libghc-foo-doc package. 

I guess it will not be difficult to package a documentation packages.
Otherwise one has to edit the appropriate aur build file. This is
okey but I like the Debian idea of having a doc package.



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