[arch-haskell] How to currently install haskell packages?

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Sat Mar 3 11:06:36 CET 2012

On Fri, Mar 02, 2012 at 02:46:53PM +0100, Alessandro Pezzoni wrote:
> > `ghc-paths` used to be in [extra]/[community] at some point, I wonder
> > why it was removed.
> I tried adding it to habs but I couldn't do that, because it is
> already there as a base package. I can't remove it either without
> removing all its dependants first.
> Should I leave this alone until we figure out why it was removed?

I've just made an attempt at adding ghc-paths to [haskell], but I
failed because [extra]/[community] is broken:

- one of the packages that depend on ghc-paths also depends on
  deepseq, and
- deepseq is gone from [extra]/[community], so I added it too to
  [haskell], but
- one of the packages that depend on deepseq also depends on text, and
- text in [extra]/[community] depend on deepseq

This effectively prevents me from fixing [haskell] until
[extra]/[community] is fixed!

This episode has made me consider whether the tight dependency between
[haskell] and [extra]/[community] should be broken in the future.


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