[arch-haskell] [arch-general] Haskell Support Was: Xmonad version?

Fabio Riga rifabio at gmail.com
Tue Dec 20 03:44:10 CET 2011

2011/12/18 Peter Hercek <phercek at gmail.com>

> On 12/17/2011 11:07 PM, Ethan Schoonover wrote:
>> As an end user, I effectively ignore the official Arch Haskell
>> packages as they are so far out of date. I'm also now trying to
>> disregard most of the AUR since I came across that thread. Haskell is
>> starting to feel fragile on Arch.
>> What about moving *all* Haskell related packages to the Haskell Arch
>> repo? All the Haskell Platform stuff, alex, happy, etc.
> I'm actually in favour of this or a creation of haskell
>  (or ghc-dependency) pacman group for anything which
>  depends on ghc. This would allow me to postpone any
>  ghc related update easily. That facilitates management
>  of what haskell related package versions are installed
>  on my machine.
> I'm often out of sync too. But I'm mostly behind :)
Haskell packages in Arch are out of date because the haskell repo depends
on packages in extra and in community, and beacuse of Haskell Platform. I
think that a six-month-cycle update is in contrast to Arch philosophy. We
should steak with the latest in hackage and it should be quite easy if
every package is in archhaskell repo.

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