[arch-haskell] installing multiple versions of the same package

Rémy Oudompheng remyoudompheng at gmail.com
Sat Oct 12 07:37:35 UTC 2013

On 2010/11/8 Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
> On 08/11/10 19:51, Xyne wrote:
>> Magnus Therning wrote:
>>>> I suggest adding them to a group named "haskell-platform" too.
>>> With or without having a haskell-platform package?
>> Packages and groups should never have the same name. If you think a package
>> by that name would make more sense then forget I mentioned using a group.
> I personally think a (meta-) package is better than a group.  I've never
> really understood groups.  That is, I understand perfectly how they
> work, but
> I don't understand the reason for having them.

I see groups as a user-friendly manner of presenting, sorting,
installing packages, while meta-packages are friendlier to developers
and package managers (you can use a meta-package as dependency). I
don't think we are going to have depends=(haskell-platform) anywhere,
since all PKGBUILDs we have rely on the individual libraries.


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