[arch-haskell] cabal2arch 0.6.1 now generates bad dependencies

Adam Vogt vogt.adam at gmail.com
Sat Oct 12 07:35:43 UTC 2013

* On Saturday, January 16 2010, Don Stewart wrote:

>Right, that's the usual 'ghc major update' diff.
>I'll take care of it. The list just has to match this page:
>    http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Libraries_released_with_GHC
>-- Don

It might be sensible to remove the use of corePackages in:

] removeCoreFrom :: [Dependency] -> [Dependency]

Considering the current ghc now provides haskell-* packages for all of
it's core libraries:

   Provides       : haskell-array=  haskell-bytestring=  haskell-cabal=  
                    haskell-containers=  haskell-directory=  
                    haskell-extensible-exceptions=  haskell-filepath=  
                    haskell-haskell98=  haskell-hpc=  
                    haskell-old-locale=  haskell-old-time=  
                    haskell-pretty=  haskell-process=  haskell-random=  
                    haskell-syb=  haskell-template-haskell=  
                    haskell-time=1.1.4  haskell-unix=  haskell-utf8-string=0.3.4

That would make all library dependencies explicit (well other than
base). If ghc continues to reduce the set of core libraries (ex. mtl is
missing from 6.12), pkgbuilds will have to be updated less frequently.

But perhaps such a change isn't worth the extra time pacman will then
take to resolve dependencies... and also other bugs in yaourt it might


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