[arch-haskell] haskell platform dependencies

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Tue Oct 20 14:03:19 EDT 2009

On 20/10/09 16:26, Don Stewart wrote:
> magnus:
>> On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 12:37 PM, Thomas Girod<thomas at 0xc29.net>  wrote:
>>> hi there.
>>> I ran into some troubles installing haskell-platform today. Specifically,
>>> community contained haskell-zlib-, which is too recent, and there was no
>>> pkgbuild for haskell-zlib- in AUR.
>>> So I'm wondering : can the arch-haskell script maintain a version of all
>>> dependencies of the haskell-platform in AUR, so we don't have problems
>>> installing it ?
>>> Or maybe having a set of pkgbuilds with a name like haskell-zlib-hp to
>>> explicitely state that it is the version blessed by the haskell-platform ?
>> I guess this is something that has to be worked out only when Haskell
>> Platform mandates GHC 6.12.  IIRC that won't happen until next year
>> some time.  In the meantime I would recommend that no one uses Haskell
>> Platform on Arch!
>> I hope that in the (not so) long term Haskell Platform moves into a
>> binary repo (like [community] or [extra]).  Then AUR can have more
>> bleeding edge versions of the base packages, similar to how some
>> packages have -svn/-git versions, maybe we should adopt -hackage as
>> suffix?
> Why not move it short term. Vegai?
> Fedora, Debian already have binary installs of the platform...

Well, what would the Haskell Platform package actually look like on Arch right 

It would be rather minimal, unless the GHC package is cut down in size, right?


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