[arch-haskell] installing multiple versions of the same package

Nicolas Pouillard nicolas.pouillard at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 04:44:55 EST 2010

On Tue, 9 Nov 2010 09:59:54 +0100, Rémy Oudompheng <remyoudompheng at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2010/11/8 Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
> > On 08/11/10 19:51, Xyne wrote:
> >> Magnus Therning wrote:
> >>
> >>>> I suggest adding them to a group named "haskell-platform" too.
> >>>
> >>> With or without having a haskell-platform package?
> >>
> >> Packages and groups should never have the same name. If you think a package
> >> by that name would make more sense then forget I mentioned using a group.
> >
> > I personally think a (meta-) package is better than a group.  I've never
> > really understood groups.  That is, I understand perfectly how they
> > work, but
> > I don't understand the reason for having them.
> I see groups as a user-friendly manner of presenting, sorting,
> installing packages, while meta-packages are friendlier to developers
> and package managers (you can use a meta-package as dependency). I
> don't think we are going to have depends=(haskell-platform) anywhere,
> since all PKGBUILDs we have rely on the individual libraries.

If there is so little difference, then I'm for the meta-package solution.

Best regards,

Nicolas Pouillard

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