[arch-haskell] collaborative HABS maintenance

Leif Warner abimelech at gmail.com
Sun Jan 16 06:58:45 CET 2011

I thought it was simply a matter of running cabal2arch on what's on hackage?

I haven't kept up with everything on this list, but I was under the
impression there was a file somewhere that told cabal2arch which package
names not to prepend with "haskell-".  Would anyone know where to configure
Looking back in the mailing list I found a mention of
"Other thoughts:
* The translation table of Hackage names to Arch names (currently hardcoded
 into cabal2arch) should be easily accessible programmatically for use in
 scripts and other tools (e.g. bauerbill)."
but I couldn't find such a list in the cabal2arch source.

On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 3:55 AM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org>wrote:

> On 15/01/11 11:41, Peter Simons wrote:
> > Hi Leif,
> >
> >> There's an awful lot of packages in that dropped list that I use. I
> could
> >> maintain PKGBUILDs for them myself, either on HABS or AUR directly.
> >
> > that would be really great. Yes, please help us maintain those packages!
> >
> > The contents of the HABS tree determines what goes into the binary
> > repository. If you'd like to see your packages included in there, then
> > HABS is the way to go. Please note that we upload the HABS packages to
> > AUR, too. If you prefer to maintain the packages on AUR, though, then
> > just let us know; we'll orphan them so that you can take them over.
> >
> > Generally speaking, we need to figure out how to maintain the HABS tree
> > collaboratively, but an obvious way to do it would be the following
> > procedure:
> >
> >  (1) Fork 'archhaskell/habs' on Github.
> >
> >  (2) Modify the PKGBUILDs as you see fit.
> >
> >  (3) Ensure that everything compiles by running 'makeworld'.
> >
> >  (4) Create a pull request to have your changes merged back.
> >
> > Magnus and I would then pull the changes, run the necessary re-builds,
> > and copy the binary packages to the server so that everyone else gets
> > them, too.
> >
> > The beauty of this scheme is that basically *everyone* can contribute
> > patches and updates in an efficient and transparent manner, and everyone
> > else can access those changes without having to wait for Magnus or me to
> > do anything. If we are too slow for your taste, then just set up your
> > own binary repository! :-)
> I have just one thing to add to this.  We are more than happy to hand out
> commit access straight to the archhaskell/habs repo in the future.  But
> please
> follow Peter's suggestion first for a few updates.
> /M
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