[arch-haskell] Detecting out-of-date packages

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Tue Jun 14 08:03:28 CEST 2011

On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 04:06:31PM -0700, Leif Warner wrote:
> Was wondering if we should make a tool or if we already have one to see
> which packages we maintain have updates available.
> One thing that could be done would be monitoring the .rss feed version of
> this page:
> http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/recent.html
> The "title" of each "item" in that .xml looks like "hlint 1.8.10" which can
> be split on the space to give package name and version.  That could flag
> certain packages we support as having upgrades available.  Those of course
> would want to be checked against something like
> http://packdeps.haskellers.com/ and/or
> http://bifunctor.homelinux.net/~roel/hackage/packages/archive/pkg-list.html to
> make sure the updates won't break things.
> -Leif Warner

I've written a tool to do exactly this:

I've written a bit about it too:



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