[arch-haskell] New [haskell-happstack] repository

Nicola Squartini tensor5 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 29 16:43:32 CEST 2013

Thank you for your advice. It's good that I kept it to a minimum; I was
thinking to hand to you also the *-conduit stuff, but I've better maintain
it myself.

On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 2:03 PM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org>wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 12:04:55PM +0200, Magnus Therning wrote:
> > On Jul 27, 2013 6:51 PM, "Nicola Squartini" <tensor5 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> For those of you interested in Haskell for the web, I created using
> >> cblrepo a new repository containing all the latest happstack,
> >> clckwrks and gitit packages. If you want to use it, add this to
> >> your pacman.conf
> >>
> >> [haskell-happstack]
> >> SigLevel = Never
> >> Server = ftp://noaxiom.org/$repo/$arch
> >>
> >> I believe that some of the dependencies now in haskell-happstack
> >> should rather go in haskell-core. Here is a minimal list:
> >>
> >> base16-bytestring
> >> haskell-src-meta
> >> syb-with-class
> >> time-compat
> >
> > Would you mind putting this request in a bug on github/habs instead
> > please?  It reduces the risk that I forget to deal with it ;-)
> I noticed you did what I asked, which is great :)  There is just one
> thing that I feel I need to point out before I add the packages, and I
> think it's better to highlight and keep any possible ensuing
> discussion here rather than bury it in a ticket on github.
> By adding these package in [haskell-core] you are relieving yourself
> of some of the work with packaging happstack, but you are also handing
> over some of the control.  If any of the packages added to
> [haskell-core] is frequently updated on hackage and the happstack
> developers are a bit slow with reacting to new versions of its
> dependencies then you are likely to find that at times
> [haskell-happstack] isn't usable -- [haskell-core] has moved on, but
> [haskell-happstack] can't be rebuilt on top of it yet.
> We've had discussions in the past on how to deal with this, but
> nothing's really materialised (probably my fault).  We've also not run
> into this particular problem terribly often with the only other
> auxiliary repo, [haskell-web].  So maybe it's just good that
> [haskell-happstack] comes along and forces the issue ;)
> Anyway, this isn't a big deal and I'm sure we can work something out
> if it becomes a recurring issue.  However, I think you really should
> know up front what you are getting yourself into ;)
> /M
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