[arch-haskell] ghc 7.4.1 moved to extra

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Sat Oct 12 07:40:05 UTC 2013

On Sat, Mar 03, 2012 at 11:35:17AM -0600, Thomas Dziedzic wrote:
> I have finally moved the new ghc to arch repos.

Excellent news.  I'll try to make sure [haskell] catches up ASAP.


> There are still some issues left with the current situation of
> haskell on arch, but these will take time and communication with
> upstream.
> *I need to figure out what to do about haddock since ghc only
> packages the binary and thus provides only half the package with
> ghc.  This is the reason why we packaged haskell-haddock even though
> the ghc package already provides the haddock binary.

There should be a release on Hackage of 2.10.0 already.

> *The post-install messages related to haskell packages can get
> pretty long.  There is a proposed solution with a patch, but I need
> to figure out if there is any way we can work it out with upstream
> first.

This relates to a completely superfluous 'echo' in
/usr/share/doc/ghc/html/libraries/gen_contents_index (line 50).  Until
it's addressed you can get rid of the flooding by just deleting the
line locally.


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