[arch-haskell] haskell-dbus package in both haskell-core and haskell-web

Fabio Riga rifabio at gmail.com
Tue Apr 30 14:08:18 CEST 2013

Il 30/04/2013 09:06, Magnus Therning ha scritto:
> On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 10:53 PM, Leif Warner <abimelech at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What gives?
> There are a few dbus packages on hackage.  The one in [haskell-core]
> is DBus (http://hackage.haskell.org/package/DBus) which is rather old,
> and quite possibly a candidate for removal (I'll have to check later
> today).  The dbus package in [haskell-web] seems to be dbus
> (http://hackage.haskell.org/package/dbus), which is newer and looks to
> be better maintained (AFAICS it's also a dependency of github-annex).
> Not a particularly good answer, but maybe Fabio can fill in a little
> more details

Reading from hackage, I can tell you that DBUS is binding to the API,
dbus is implemented in Haskell. The first fails with ghc-7.0, so I don't
know why anybody would use it. As Magnus already told you, the reason
for dbus presence in [haskell-web] is because it is a dependency of


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