Hackage rocks

Henning Thielemann lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Sat Aug 4 16:32:24 EDT 2007

On Mon, 30 Jul 2007, Duncan Coutts wrote:

>      * inability to automatically find/generate dependencies on
>        external packages like C libraries. Many packages that use FFI
>        need to link to non-standard C libs and it's not always obvious
>        what packages they need. Of course, specifying external libs is
>        not simple since different platforms often call them different
>        things, but perhaps we could have some non-binding hint fields.
>        Or perhaps we should just try and guess based on the names of
>        the libs that need to be linked to (though that doesn't cover
>        deps on other programs rather than C libs).

How about asking the distribution specific package manager program to 
which package the library file belongs? However, this requires that the 
dependent package is installed on the packaging machine.

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