[arch-haskell] Road to binary repository

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Fri Oct 22 13:03:09 EDT 2010

> Hi Rémy,
>  > http://github.com/remyoudompheng/archhaskell-build
> this is really quite impressive! Great job. I have some question, and I
> hope that you can help me understand how the whole things works:
>  1) The file PKGLIST determines the set of Cabal files to be converted
>     into PKGBUILDs. At the same time, PKGLIST is generated from the set
>     of available PKGBUILDs. This is looks like a circular dependency to
>     me. Am I missing something?
>  2) The main build step appears to be "makeworld". Is that script
>     capable of performing incremental builds?
>     To give you a concrete example, assume that makeworld has run
>     successfully and that the entire binary repository is up-to-date.
>     Now, there arrives an update to "hledger-lib", which necessitates
>     that two packages ought to be re-built, namely "hledger-lib" and
>     "hledger". Will running "makeworld" again do that?

Can someone publish what consisten set you've found?

It would be interesting to then compare against what cabal says is consistent.

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