[arch-haskell] Future of arch-haskell.
phercek at gmail.com
Sat Oct 12 07:40:09 UTC 2013
On 03/07/2012 05:28 AM, Xyne wrote:
> Haskell packages require topological rebuilds and that always seems to cause
> problems when a rebuild needs to be coordinated across 3+ repos with even more
+1 for one repository containing all ghc-dependent packages. And
preferably remove them from the other repositories.
> In theory you could put all of the packages either in [extra] or in [community]
> to more easily manage the rebuilds, but no one with access to those repos is
> going to do that (the tools aren't in place, and getting them in place would
> be an uphill battle).
I would also like if:
1) Either all haskell packages from extra/community would get a group
like ghcDependency so tahat I can disable them easily in pacman.conf.
2) Or all the haskell packages in [haskell] would get a a different
group name (e.g. haskellRepository) so that I can differentiate them
from the packages from extra/community. This is to avoid confusion at
user side when he needs to figure out what repository a package is from.
Pacman does not store this info - so if you have something installed
there is no easy way to find out what repository it is from.
> The redundancy with [extra] and [community] is unfortunate, but ideally the
> devs would realize that this approach is optimal and support this repo.
> Redundant packages could then be removed from other repos.
In a small voice: Or, please, at least add a group name for a
ghc-dependent packages? A different group name for the ones in
[extra]/[community] and the ones in [haskell].
Thanks to all the maintainers of haskell packages,
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