[arch-haskell] Triggering recompilation automatically?

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Sat Oct 12 07:35:14 UTC 2013

Don Stewart wrote:
> magnus:
> > On two of my systems I'm refraining from upgrading GHC to 6.10.4 due to  
> > xmonad-contrib not having been recompiled yet.  I suspect this kind of  
> > situation is going to become more common the more binary Haskell packages 
> > that make it into Arch.  Is there some good way to deal with it (besides 
> > doing a local re-compilation of the package)?
> >
> We need an upgrade check list and work plan for maintainers.

Do you think it might be a good idea to create a Pacman package group
to keep track of Haskell packages which need to be recompiled with each
GHC upgrade? Perhaps "ghc-compiled" would be clear enough. This should
make it easier to handle such upgrades automatically.


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