[arch-haskell] Re: darcs unbuildable

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Thu Nov 4 05:16:50 EDT 2010

On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 01:24, Peter Simons <simons at cryp.to> wrote:
> Hi guys,
>  > http://hpaste.org/41115/hp_for_arch
> as far as I can tell, [extra] is only three packages away from providing
> haskell-platform. If that could be achieved, i.e. if all required
> packages were available individually in binary form, then I prefer that
> solution over a conglomerate like the haskell-package shown above.
> I realize there are advantages, the most significant being that the set
> of package versions involved is very well defined. The disadvantage I
> see, however, is that an haskell-platform package like that is an
> all-or-nothing install. With that approach, a package that depends on
> haskell-regex also depends on haskell-cgi, alex, freeglut, and so on.
> That feels really awkward.
> There ought to be better ways to ensure that [extra] packages aren't
> updated by accident. How about adding a big noticeable comment at the
> top, like:
>  # Do not change this package without consulting arch-haskell at haskell.org first.

That isn't the only issue to address though.  I'd like a scheme where
both HP and bleeding edge of packages can be installed, side by side.

> The haskell-platform we current have on AUR is fine, IMHO, because it
> refers to all other libraries as individual dependencies. It's basically
> a poor man's "group".

Well, actually, I'd argue it's a meta-package :-)


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