[arch-haskell] Status of OpenGL in Arch Haskell?

gdweber at iue.edu gdweber at iue.edu
Wed Jul 11 23:45:11 CEST 2012

On 2012-Jul-11, Magnus Therning wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 11:41:07AM -0400, gdweber at iue.edu wrote:
> > On 2012-Jul-11, Magnus Therning wrote:
> [...]
> >> 2. build for both i686 and x86_64
> > 
> > I can do this for x86_64, but I do not have access to any i686 with
> > Arch Linux, so as far as I know, I can't build packages for i686.
> Ah, but that's the beauty of it.  Just use the makeahpkg script and
> pass in '-a i686' and you're golden :)

I am amazed!  I had no idea that I could put a little Linux installation
*for a different architecture* in a chroot.

Okay, doing this now.

It is even smart enough to install the external libraries, like libgl,
needed for the package automatically.

> >> 3. upload the built packages to a place where I can get them
> > 
> > I think I can find such a place.
> Good.
> >>                                         I think that a simple
> >> alphabetic sort on the file would improve the situation, but I
> >> haven't added that to the tool yet.  In practice this means that at
> >> the moment pull requests are of limited value since rebasing a
> >> changeset that touches `cblrepo.db` is more work than using
> >> `cblrepo` to add the packages 'manually'.  Also, modifying the git
> >> repo is the minor part of adding or updating a package.  What takes
> >> time is building the affected packages for both supported
> >> platforms.
> > 
> > Oh, I see!  So you don't really want pull requests, but built
> > packages.  Would it be better for me to just email you, when I have
> > packages to contribute, or open an issue, instead of a pull request?
> Yeah, though if the packages need any patches then I'd appreciate them
> too so I can rebuild later on :-)
> > Thanks for the instructions and clarifications.
> Hopefully they were clear and simple.  Git is a beast, and my not so
> humble opinion is that it still is rather far from being ready for use
> ;-)  What rocks with git though, is github!

I have an unusual need for clarity, and I think they were reasonably clear.

Glad I am not alone in my feelings about Git.  I guess the reason we
are using git instead of darcs, is the absence of a suitable darcshub?

> /M
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