[arch-haskell] Re: habs updates
simons at cryp.to
Mon Nov 1 15:14:12 EDT 2010
> The situation now is that 'cabal2arch' (or rather 'archlinux') again
> knows what packages are provided by the 'ghc' package. Resulting in a
> list that has to be maintained by a person who isn't intimately
> involved in packaging 'ghc' [...]. AFAICS this also forces a
> re-release of cabal2arch when the list of core packages changes.
you are right, this is a very convincing reason to list all
dependencies, including those on standard libraries.
I understand those changes were pushed to 'master' by accident; so I
suggest we revert them. I am still in favor of dropping the comment
about 'provides', though, because IMHO the issue yahourt had with that
feature has been fixed; 'provides' should not cause any trouble for
Eventually, we might even consider replacing the dependency on "ghc"
with, say "haskell-compiler", and have "ghc" provide that. This change
would open the door for supporting other compilers transparently.
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