[arch-haskell] cabal2arch 0.6.1 now generates bad dependencies

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Sat Jan 16 13:09:01 EST 2010

> * On Saturday, January 16 2010, Tasha Buckley wrote:
> >On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 5:04 AM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
> >> I thought 6.10 came with Cabal as well, and that it was dealt with by
> >> having 'ghc' provide 'haskell-cabal' in Arch.
> >These points are all true, but yaourt (the tool most people use and
> >what's recommended in the wiki) doesn't seem to respect this and it
> >seems kind of odd to me to have haskell-cabal an an explicit dep when
> >none of ghc's other known provided packages are made explicit. Finally
> >and most importantly, the main issue is that these are literally the
> >only dependencies being generated. For example, many new 6.12 packages
> >require mtl, but that's not being placed in the depends array.
> This is a simple change in cabal2arch:
> corePackages :: [Dependency]
> ...
> -- removed:   ,Dependency (PackageName "mtl")              (ThisVersion (Version [1,1,0,2] []))
> ...
> But I'll hold off on sending a patch right away, since I think that
> other core packages (those provided by ghc-6.12) have also changed.

Right, that's the usual 'ghc major update' diff.

I'll take care of it. The list just has to match this page:


-- Don

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