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

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Tue Apr 30 15:02:30 CEST 2013

On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 2:08 PM, Fabio Riga <rifabio at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> git-annex.

DBus does build just fine with minor patches, which are present in
HABS :)  But I also don't understand why anyone would use it.  I'll
look into removing it ASAP.


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