[arch-haskell] Starting to help

Fabio Riga rifabio at gmail.com
Sat Oct 12 07:39:27 UTC 2013

Hi Magnus,

I will also try your tool. Thanks for the advice.


2011/6/26 Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org>:
> I've written a tool called cblrepo[1] which aims to make it possible
> to maintain a consistent set of packages without having to rebuild
> to find broken dependencies.  It is currently not used by anyone
> involved in ArchHaskell, AFAIK, but it is surely possible to use to
> speed up your ArchHaskell work (I know this from first-hand
> experience).  I should point out that cblrepo can do more than this.
> For ArchHaskell work I think the following are valuable features:
>  - Maintain a consistent set of Haskell packages, checking
>    dependencies when adding and upgrading packages.
>  - An interface to follow Hackage:
>    - Download the entire set of cabal files for all packages.
>    - Check for updates to packages you maintain in the set.
>  - An interface for adding/upgrading packages, takes a cabal file
>    (filename), or URL for a cabal file, or a package name and version
>    number (grabbed directly from Hackage).
>  - Can show a list of all packages that need to have their revision
>    bumped when a set of packages is upgraded.
>  - Can show a list of all packages that need to be rebuilt when a set
>    of packages are upgraded, the list is printed in a good build
>    order.
> /M
> [1] http://hackage.haskell.org/package/cblrepo
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