[arch-haskell] [haskell-web] repository not updated for GHC 7.6.3?

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Wed May 8 08:45:02 CEST 2013

See the very recent conversation here:


On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 4:32 AM, Nicholas Gomez <ngomez.dev at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> This is my first post here.  I am somewhat new to Arch, Haskell, and mailing
> lists in general so if this isn't the appropriate place to post, please let
> me know.  I've done plenty of Google searches prior to posting here and all
> research has come up dry.
> I have been trying for a few days to install the Snap web framework via
> pacman (cabal seems to be a sub-optimal route to take due to a lack of
> synergy with pacman).  Following all steps from the Arch Wiki and GitHub,
> I've configured my /etc/pacman.conf file to include the [haskell-web]
> repository.  However, upon doing "pacman -S haskell-snap", I get a flood of
> messages in the form of "warning: cannot resolve <x>, a dependency of <y>".
> A couple of these messages stood out to me because of the GHC version it
> appeared to list, e.g. "warning: cannot resolve "ghc=7.6.2-1", a dependency
> of "haskell-zlib-enum"".
> Now, I recall before trying to install haskell-snap doing a "pacman -Syu" to
> bring the system up to date.  Included in this update was a GHC update to
> 7.6.3.  My best assumption at this point is that the standard [haskell-core]
> repository was fully updated with this version upgrade, but [haskell-web]
> was not since it appears that [haskell-web] is independently maintained by a
> volunteer.  Thus, it's simply a matter of the packages maintained in
> [haskell-web] must be recompiled with the new version of GHC and other
> dependencies in [haskell-core].
> Are my assumptions correct?  If so, is [haskell-web] still being maintained
> thus a matter of "relax and be patient"?  Or am I better off going the cabal
> install route?  Perhaps investigate rolling back to an older version of GHC?
> Forgive me if this is all elementary and common knowledge as  I am
> unfamiliar with "standard procedure" for Haskell in the Arch Linux
> environment.  Thank you for your time.
> -Nick Gomez
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