[arch-haskell] ghc 7.4.1 in a temporary repo

Johan Holmquist holmisen at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 16:03:04 CET 2012

2012/3/2 Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org>:
> The [ghc74] repo is really only temporary repo I've used to compile up
> stuff with ghc 7.4, it has existed since before ghc made it into
> [testing].  I've just the other day removed the ghc package in [ghc]
> and recompiled everything with the package from [testing].  As soon as
> I find the time I'll start basing it on the other haskell packages
> found in [testing]/[community-testing] (by that time it could be seen
> as [haskell-testing] I suppose :-).  Hopefully that clarifies the
> situation a bit.
>> Unfortunately I am really in need for a stable Arch with stable
>> Haskell environment for the next four weeks (bad timing), so all this
>> fuss with the migration and haskell packages being removed from
>> [extra] makes me nervous. :)
> I actually consider the activity in [extra] is a bug, but that's just
> me.  Any dependencies on ghc 7.4. found in [extra]/[community] are
> definitely bugs.
> This is slightly bad timing for your needs it seems.  One solution
> might be to pin the haskell related packages you use for the next 4
> weeks (and use ARM if you forget to install something from
> [extra]/[community]).

Thanks for the tip.I should keep on the safe side and stay
conservative for now.

Best wishes!  --- ghc-7.4 is something I'm sure we all look forward to.


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