[arch-haskell] Obsolete information on the web
abimelech at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 00:49:18 CET 2011
On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 10:58 AM, Peter Simons <simons at cryp.to> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> it appears that there are plenty of web pages about ArchHaskell that
> contain obsolete or even misleading information. A quick search revealed
> the following URLs:
> * http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Haskell_package_guidelines
> This page contains plenty of obsolete information that should be updated
> (such as the URLs for the cabal2arch repository, etc.). Furthermore, we
> should probably mention the URL of the binary repository on that page.
Yes, this one's a bit messy. Don't think it needs all that content,
duplication of information elsewhere, extraneous info. I like that it's in
the Arch wiki, though.
> * http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Arch_Linux/Policy
> This page is out-dated. Also, it's not quite clear how it relates to page
> the archlinux.org wiki.
How is this page outdated? It doesn't mention HABS or anything recent, but
I don't think it's misleading / inaccurate.
> The process described on that page out-of-date.
I rather like the content of this one. Not familiar with the ways the
process is outdated, though.
> * http://www.galois.com/~dons/arch-haskell-status.html
> This page hasn't been updated since Aug 15th, 2010.
I don't have any issue with this page. Still can be a useful reference, not
> * http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Arch_Linux/Preferred_Package_Tools
> This page says that yaourt cannot be used to install Haskell packages
> because it's doesn't support $provides, but I believe that it does, in
> fact. I'm not a yaourt user myself, though, so I wonder whether someone
> could very this?
The reason for that page existing in the first place was that yaourt didn't
support $provides, which ghc packages leveraged. I updated it back then
when the new version of yaourt did support that, but I should've gotten rid
of the old info too. Don't think we need that page.
Use any package manager you want.
> I thought about fixing those pages, but I feel a little overwhelmed by the
> sheer number of pages that need to be edited. It feels like there is quite
> bit of redundancy. Does anyone have a suggestion how we might tackle this
> Would anyone mind if we'd just delete most of those pages?
> And while I am at it ... where is our home page supposed to be? Is it on
> Github? On haskell.org? On archlinux.org? archhaskell.wordpress.com?
> Any opinions anyone?
I don't feel so much that an "official" page is needed, but maybe the most
natural-feeling home would be an entry in the Arch wiki that describes the
process, and links to the Github page?
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