[arch-haskell] Issues with cabal2arch/AUR packages

Rémy Oudompheng remyoudompheng at gmail.com
Sat Oct 12 07:39:09 UTC 2013

On 2011/3/28 Mathew de Detrich <deteego at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well basically the point would be that libraries would be installed through
> cabal install however haskell binaries you would install through AUR, and
> the PKGBUILD would (indirectly through some shell script) check for
> dependencies, and if a library isn't installed it would temporarily install
> it in /tmp where the PKGBUILD would link it with ghc to build the binary.

This is usually called "building packages in a clean chroot" and is a
non-issue here.

> Obviously as mentioned earlier, it's not really an isssue now, but when more
> widely used haskell binaries are on AUR, if people installed packages
> thorough cabal and not AUR, something along these lines will need to be done

You don't make your point clear enough. You don't seem to want
anything particular to be done. You want things to be undone. Since
everything you ask for (GHC, haskell-platform) seems to be already


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