[arch-haskell] Starting to help
abimelech at gmail.com
Sun Jun 26 21:36:44 CEST 2011
On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 8:39 AM, Peter Simons <simons at cryp.to> wrote:
> I'll try to describe my work-flow briefly:
> 1) Clone the 'peti/arch-haskell' repository.
> 2) Run "git submodules init" to set-up the HABS tree.
> 3) Run "cabal update" to download the latest database from hackage.
> 4) Run "make" to re-build all files in HABS based on the configuration
> that's described in the PKGLIST file. The format of that file is:
> | haskell-aes AES 0.2.8 1
> ^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ ^
> $pkgname $_hkgname $pkgver $pkgrel
> 5) Run "git diff" in the habs/ sub-directory to verify the changes.
> Then commit those changes in habs/.
> 6) Run "make world" to build the latest version of the binary
> 7) If all went well, push the updated version of habs/ to Github.
> Furthermore, you can run ...
> * "make updates" to get a list of all updates available on Hackage.
> Edit PKGLIST to pull in those updates that you want, then run "make
> all" to verify that all version constraints can be fulfilled. This is
> usually an iterative process, in which one package after another is
> updated until all updates that can be performed have been found.
> * If habs/ has been changed by another committer, you can run
> "scripts/extract-pkglist habs/habs/* >PKGLIST" to synchronize the
> PKGLIST file with the current state of the repository.
> * If you have updated packages "foo" and "bar" in habs, then run:
> make scripts/reverse-dependencies
> cd habs/habs
> ../../scripts/reverse-dependencies . foo bar
> This will show you the list of packages that need to be re-built
> after that update. If that looks okay, run
> ../../scripts/bump $(../../scripts/reverse-dependencies . foo bar)
> to bump the $pkgrel of all those packages. Commit those changes in
> habs/. Then run
> scripts/extract-pkglist habs/habs/* >PKGLIST
> to synchronize the PKGLIST file, and do the usual "make all && make
> world" routine to verify that everything is okay before pushing the
> changes to Github.
> It's a bit of a mess, but it works okay. :-)
Should we put these instructions up on the README of the GitHub project for
HABS / ArchHaskell ? I've just been manually mucking about with HABS this
> > 4) Why haskell packages in extra depends on ghc-7.0.3 (still in
> There is an update of GHC available in [testing], and unfortunately some
> packages have been published that were built with that newer GHC version
> before GHC itself is available. In short, Haskell support is currently
> broken in ArchLinux. Unfortunately, these things happen, but it's most
> probably going to be remedied soon.
> Take care,
> arch-haskell mailing list
> arch-haskell at haskell.org
About that - I installed ghc 7.0.3 and glibc 2.1.4 from testing to work
around that. I'm hoping they get moved into extra/core sometime soon.
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