[arch-haskell] creation of haskell (or ghc) pacman group
phercek at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 13:03:27 CEST 2011
This is a call to create pacman group with name haskell (or ghc or
something similar). All packages which depend on ghc would belong to the
group. The reason why I would like to see this is to allow disabling
update of any ghc dependency easily in pacman.conf. It would be cool if
something like "IgnoreGroup = haskell" in /etc/pacman.conf would
postpone update of any ghc dependency. Normally non-haskell packages do
not need this but since haskell has no backward binary compatibility it
can be really useful sometimes.
If somebody installs everything from haskell, then this would also allow
installing everything at once (using the group name). Although for this
to work we might need first to make sure there are no duplicates between
extra/community/haskell repositories. Not sure how trying to install
whole group would behave when it hits duplicates (like e.g. gtk2hs-gtk
in community and haskell-gtk2hs-gtk in haskell (well, the one in haskell
is more useful since it provides glade bindings too)).
Any opinions? Can we do it next time there is some big update?
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