[Haskell-cafe] GHC 6.8.3 package for ArchLinux x86_64

Dusan Kolar kolar at fit.vutbr.cz
Fri Aug 15 03:57:41 EDT 2008

>>   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.
> 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?
Well, just wanted to get ready some stuff for the coming academic year.  
So the main reason was to force everybody involved to use the version 
and, if possible, with not too much effort. If it is much effort to make 
the package, I can prepare a workaround, no problem, thanks.


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