Packages in GHC 6.6

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at
Thu Aug 24 07:22:05 EDT 2006

Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> Hello Simon,
> Thursday, August 24, 2006, 2:40:55 PM, you wrote:
>>This means that making a minimal distribution in a build tree that has
>>everything is not just a matter of removing stuff, also the Haddock
>>index must be rebuilt, and the package database needs to have the extra
>>packages removed too.
> it seems that dividing ghc to the core and additional libs is
> dependent on cabalizing all those packages that are now distributed
> with ghc?
> so, situation is rather paradox - in order to strip some lib from ghc
> distribution because it don't used at all, one should cabalize it :)
> at least we can start by removing from ghc distribution large
> graphics/sound libraries that was already cabalized. are there such
> beasts?

All those packages are already Cabalized.  Hugs uses Cabal to build all its 
libraries.  As for whether all the Cabal scripts work propertly with GHC... I 
suspect there may be some hiccups, since we haven't tested that.


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