[arch-haskell] Proper dependencies, please!

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Sat Oct 12 07:35:34 UTC 2013

Yesterday there was an update to haskell-x11 available ( and pacman
was happy with installing it.  GHC however, was not since a few of the other
installed packages depended on version 1.4.5.  Despite ghc-pkg complaining
loudly pacman pushed on and in the end I was left with a somewhat broken

To fix it I ran "pacman -Rcs haskell-x11", but that of course means I can't
use xmonad until it has been recompiled against the newer haskell-x11.

AFAICS this all stems from xmonad having the dependency on
"haskell-x11" when it in fact ought be on "haskell-x11>=1.4.5 haskell<1.4.6".

Is it possible to get these more specific dependencies into PKGBUILDs in some
automated fashion, so that breakage like this can be easily avoided?


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