[arch-haskell] Re: [extra] haskell-parallel

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Sat Oct 12 07:37:40 UTC 2013

On 11/11/10 17:42, Peter Simons wrote:
> Hi Magnus,
>  > AFAICS there are roughly two sides to consider. Packages delivered in
>  > binary format, and packages delivered in source format (AUR).
>  >
>  > Binary: The burden falls on the developers who provide the binary
>  > packages to make sure that all binary packages are mutually
>  > compatible.
>  >
>  > Source: The burden falls on the user to make sure that his system is
>  > sane.
> wait a second, let me get this straight. In case of AUR, the *user* has
> to figure out how to satisfy a package's dependencies? That is our
> policy?

It depends what you mean by "satisfy a package's dependencies".

As you no doubt know there are tools that help with satisfying
dependencies at
build/install time.  However, there is a lack of tools to make sure that the
dependencies stay satisfies.  I'm surprised you haven't bumped into this
yourself actually.



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