[arch-haskell] ArchLinux binary repository available for beta testing

gdweber at iue.edu gdweber at iue.edu
Sat Jan 15 06:09:41 CET 2011

This is welcome news, especially with the "compile twice" policy
now in effect for the "dyn" libraries.  And so far it's working
-- updated 22 Haskell packages from this just now!  Very quick too.


On 2011-Jan-11, Peter Simons wrote:
> The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
> that has been posted to gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe as well.
> Hi guys,
> those of you who use the ArchLinux distribution might be interested to know
> that a team of volunteers has put together a binary package repository that
> complements the set of Haskell packages that's already being distributed by
> ArchLinux. Subscribers of that repository can use Pacman to install all of
> Haskell Platform 2010.2.0.0 as well as a few other popular packages such as
> bnfc, hledger, pandoc, sifflet, and yesod on both i686 and x86_64. If you
> want to use the repository, then append the following two lines at the end
> of your /etc/pacman.conf file:
>   [haskell]
>   Server = http://andromeda.kiwilight.com/$repo/$arch
> Please be aware of the fact that this is the very first public announcement
> of this repository, so you should consider it as being in a kind of beta
> state. Basically, if your Linux machine is responsible for controlling some
> large nuclear power plant or something, you probably shouldn't be using
> this. Everyone else is encouraged to try it out. If you encounter problems,
> have questions, or would like to make suggestions, then please raise an
> issue at <https://github.com/archhaskell/habs/issues>. Of course, you're
> also welcome to provide feedback by posting to the haskell-cafe mailing list
> or to arch-haskell at haskell.org.
> Many people have contributed to this effort in one way or another. Don
> Stewart originally wrote the cabal2arch tool that is being used to generate
> the HABS tree on which this repository is based. Rémy Oudompheng has
> extended that tool and the underlying ArchLinux library significantly, and
> he has also written most of the build system that's being used to compile
> the binary packages. Magnus Therning has compiled all the x86_64 binaries.
> The i686 binaries were compiled by Yours Truely. Kaiting Chen is kindly
> hosting the repository on his server. Furthermore, there are many other
> people who have submitted bug reports, suggestions, and fixes by way of AUR.
> Have fun,
> Peter
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