[arch-haskell] Road to binary repository (was: How to update packages in extra?)

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Fri Oct 22 05:05:11 EDT 2010

On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 01:19, Rémy Oudompheng <remyoudompheng at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2010/10/21 Peter Simons <simons at cryp.to> wrote:
>> Right now, the biggest problem we ought to solve is that a lot of
>> our packages don't build because the version constraints cannot be
>> satisfied. The following solutions to this problem have been
>> proposed:
>>  1) Generate a consistent package set computationally.
>>  2) Maintain the package set manually, and use automated test builds
>>    to verify that all constraints are satisfied.
>> In the long run, we should have both, but (2) is a must-have if we
>> aim to provide a binary repository.
>> So I wonder whether anyone is working on an implementation of either
>> approach? And if, then what is the state of those efforts?
> The build system I suggest is the following:
> http://github.com/remyoudompheng/archhaskell-build
> I would like to add a feature to manycabal2arch that reads a list of
> packages with specified pkgrels and generates PKGBUILDs with that
> pkgrel, this would reduce bumping pkgrels for rebuilds to a trivial
> script.
> I still have to add functions to do topological rebuilds (all needed
> programs do already exist), and include the script that checks for
> Cabal updates.

Would you mind clarifying the use cases that these tools address?


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