[Haskell-cafe] GHC 6.8.3 package for ArchLinux x86_64

Vesa Kaihlavirta vpkaihla at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 03:46:04 EDT 2008

On 8/15/08, Dusan Kolar <kolar at fit.vutbr.cz> wrote:
> Hello all,
>   Is there any plan to make a package for archlinux x86_64 with (more or
> less) complete GHC 6.8.3 binaries? I know I can download and install myself,
> usually I do so myself, but the reason is to prepare a list of packages for
> others. So far, the 6.8.2 is available.
>   Is there any possibility I could help with it? Some guidelines, how to
> prepare such a package, submit to a right place, etc.

Hi, Arch ghc maintainer here.

We have opted to delay the upgrade of ghc because that version
includes some regressions that we're not so wild about, and because
upgrading ghc leads to lots of recompilations to prevent breakage.

Do you have a specific need for that version?


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