[arch-haskell] Build error with lekash on archlinux when using cabal2arch

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Sat Oct 12 07:39:20 UTC 2013

On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 08:35, Mathew de Detrich <deteego at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-05-13 at 07:49 +0100, Magnus Therning wrote:
>> On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 04:16:39PM +1000, Mathew de Detrich wrote:
>> > Oh no, I understood that perfectly. Technically speaking its an
>> > issue with the cabal package file, although I have no idea if this
>> > is something cabal package maintainers should be responsible for or
>> > if this is a side effect of PKGBUILD supporting profiling
>> Ah, good, English isn't my native tongue so I'm aware I sometimes
>> express myself clumsily.
>> <rant>
>> IMNSHO the Leksah Cabal file clearly is the culprit here.  I
>> personally think that Cabal files uploaded to Hackage shouldn't turn
>> on anything like profiling, shared libs etc.  They should configure
>> the bare minimum.  It should be left to packagers (e.g. ArchHaskell)
>> to turn on stuff like profiling and shared libs if that's suitable.
>> </rant>
>> /M
> On this note, when removing the profiling options, the leksah package
> still fails to build due to this error
> http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/656. It probably has
> something to do with the fact that I had to install haddock through
> cabal2arch to build leksah (and its components) in the first place due
> to GHC only providing a haskell binary (and there being no haddock
> package on AUR)
> Im not going to add a comment to the ticket above (yet) because I am not
> sure if its an issue due to me installing haddock as I have done

Fair enough.  You may also be interested in this Arch bug on GHC:


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