[Haskell-cafe] CouchDB module in Yhc source tree: clarification, and small problems with other packages

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Thu Aug 21 14:18:03 EDT 2008

> Sorry for not responding earlier but I didn't pay attention to this
> thread at the time.  The reason for finding it now is that I listened
> to the FLOSS Weekly's episode on CouchDB yesterday; I stumbled on this
> email from a search for haskell+couchdb.
> On Sat, Jan 5, 2008 at 4:14 PM, Dimitry Golubovsky <golubovsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 4. The dataenc package (http://code.haskell.org/dataenc/devo/) from
> > which I pulled the Codec.Binary.Base64 module. The package may need
> > some adjustment to GHC 6.8.x packages structure as only "base" listed
> > in build-depends does not seem to be enough: when building it, Cabal
> > complains for hidden packages such as collections (which I had to add
> > manually to the cabal file), etc. Is it some problem with my GHC
> > setup, or does just the dataenc.cabal need to be updated?
> As the author of dataenc I'm interested in fixing any problems you see
> with it.  Maybe you could offer some more information:
> 1. Is this still a problem?  (I'm using GHC 6.8.2 and I'm having no
> such problems at the moment.)
> 2. What can I do to make sure that I get contacted if similar issues
> come up in the future?  (Currently bugs can only be reported by
> contacting me directly, preferably via email.  Since you didn't I
> suspect I haven't communicated that clearly enough though.)

I think the best result here would be to put a CouchDB binding
on hackage.

Is anyone in a position to do this?

-- Don

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