[arch-haskell] haskell-dbus package in both haskell-core and haskell-web
abimelech at gmail.com
Tue Apr 30 20:09:45 CEST 2013
Thanks for the explanation! It was a little confusing with them both being
lowercase - at least on hackage, they're differentiated by case.
I had noticed this because an (optional) dependency of xmobar is dbus >=
0.10, but "pacman -S haskell-dbus" would only get me the one from [core].
On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 6:02 AM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org>wrote:
> 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>
> >>> 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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