[arch-haskell] Installing ghc 6.12

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Sat Jan 16 06:29:20 EST 2010

On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 11:21 AM, Tasha Buckley
<etherealgoddess at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 5:01 AM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
>> Has anyone gone through the exercise of installing GHC 6.12 on Arch?
>> Any tips on how to get a well working system?  Would getting
>> haskell-platform out of AUR be enough?  Have the binary packages in
>> [extra] have to be rebuilt as well, or are they already compiled with
>> 6.12?
> I've installed 6.12 and have a few things back up and running. Vesa
> has already pushed xmonad-{contrib} 0.9.1 to extra so you should see
> it shortly. It's dependencies have already been placed in extra.
> Hopefully you'll see them in your local mirror soon. I think most
> binaries that were in extra have been rebuilt, but obviously Vesa is
> the one who would best know.
> Getting the haskell-platform out of the AUR would neither be
> sufficient nor possible at the moment. First, I don't think anyone has
> actually decided how to reconcile older packages comprising the
> platform with the newer updates that would be in the AUR. Secondly,
> many don't work building directly from hackage because they need to be
> made compatible with 6.12 in the first place.

Well, what I've seen so far in [extra] on x86-64 hasn't impressed at
all.  Having to do without stuff like mtl is a bit crippling.  Is
there a plan to get something "platform-like" in the interim, a single
package that would make it easy to get ghc 6.12 as useful as 6.10 was
out of the box?


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