[arch-haskell] arch-haskell repo and ABS tree

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Sat Oct 12 07:36:37 UTC 2013


I want to suggest that the Arch Haskell group create their own repo and ABS
tree, and withdraw from the AUR.

Requests to orphan neglected haskell packages come up relatively often on the
aur-general mailing list and the lack of active support is a cause of
frustration, even if it is understandable.

Creating a separate binary repo and an ABS tree would provide consistency and
could be made official (maybe hosted on archlinux.org and mirrored, or
hackage). Users who wish to maintain haskell packages in the AUR could then do
so without interfering with global consistency. Those who need newer packages
could enable the AUR via e.g. bauerbill and those who simply wish to have
access to the full set provided by Arch Haskell would enable the repo or build
from its ABS tree. Maybe I could even provide support in bauerbill.

Is this reasonable? Feasible?


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