[Haskell-cafe] Hackage and GHC 6.8

Neil Davies semanticphilosopher at googlemail.com
Sun Sep 9 03:24:31 EDT 2007


this begins to answer my question: there isn't really a plan....

I would have thought that he first step is to be able to distinguish
which of the hackage packages "compile" under 6.8 - some annotation to
the hackage DB? Secondly, is there a dependency graph of the stuff on
hackage anywhere? That would identify which order to change packages
in (for example the cabal-install package is dependent on exactly one
version of the HTTP library). We need to size the problem.


On 09/09/2007, Duncan Coutts <duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-09-08 at 14:50 +0100, Neil Mitchell wrote:
> > Hi Neil,
> >
> > > Given that GHC 6.8 is just around the corner and, given how it has
> > > re-organised the libraries so that the dependencies in many (most/all)
> > > the packages in the hackage DB are now not correct.
> > >
> > > Is there a plan of how to get hackage DB up to speed with GHC 6.8 ?
> >
> > I think whatever we go with will be deeply painful. Especially given
> > the switch to Cabal configurations comes at the same time, rather than
> > before.
> Cabal 1.2 is out now and supports configurations and current ghc:
> http://haskell.org/cabal/download.html
> Duncan

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