[arch-haskell] How to update packages in extra?

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Sat Oct 12 07:37:10 UTC 2013

> On 2010/10/18 Rémy Oudompheng <remyoudompheng at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 2010/10/18 Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
> >> On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 14:17, Peter Simons <simons at cryp.to> wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> the PKGBUILD files in "extra" have been generated with ancient versions
> >>> of cabal2arch, like 0.4.1, and because of that they lack features such
> >>> as the generation of Haddock reference documentation. Is there any way
> >>> for us to update those files? Who has the ability to do that?
> >>
> >> You'll need an Arch dev to do that.  Raise a bug on the bugtracker for
> >> the package in question.
> >
> > I'll do that. Maybe I'll take the opportuniy to add haskell-tar as an
> > official package, since it is a dependency of the archlinux library
> > now.
> For the moment I only did mtl, quickcheck and parsec. The packages in
> [extra] are different from what is output by cabal2arch in the sense
> that they enable shared libraries, profiling libraries and
> split-object files.

That's weird. Why would they do that?  Better to have cabal2arch
generate PKGBUILDs that do all that.

-- Don

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