[arch-haskell] How to deal with broken AUR packages?

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Sat Jan 15 11:46:58 CET 2011

On 14/01/11 08:53, Magnus Therning wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 21:24, Peter Simons <simons at cryp.to> wrote:
>> Furthermore, I wonder whether anyone would like to volunteer to fix the
>> haskell-haskore package? I haven't looked closely at the problem, but it
>> seems to me that the build failure can be remedied by any of the following
>> means:
>>  (1) Contact haskore's author and convince him to release an update that
>>     lifts the haskell-event-list<0.1 and haskell-non-negative<0.1
>>     restrictions.
>>  (2) Patch the Cabal file and the PKGBUILD to lift those restrictions.
> I will attempt to see if (2) would fix it, and then proceed with (1).

Since the package isn't short-listed for support anymore I won't proceed

>>  (3) Upload older version of those packages to AUR using different
>>     names, and change the haskore package to depend on the older
>>     versions instead.
>> Would anyone of the Arch-Haskell team like to take care of that?
>> Otherwise, I feel that we should offer palmfron to orphan the package
>> so that he can take over maintenance.
> That is one option, but let's save that for later.

I've posted a comment on the AUR page offering to orphan it.


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