[Haskell-cafe] Hackage policy question

John Meacham john at repetae.net
Thu Nov 20 07:06:46 EST 2008

Well, my main concern is that I have projects that have several
distribution formats, tarball, rpm, deb, and hopefully hackage
(alongside the others as equals). I don't want the version numbers to
get out of sync though, just because I have to reroll the hackage, or
rpm, or whatever release, I don't want to have to artificially increase
its version number such that it gets out of sync with the actual version
number of the package. For instance, I have a yum repository that
contains my various projects (DrIFT, jhc, etc..) and bumping the release
version is what I need to do to get 'yum update' to grab new versions,
but I don't want to have to rerelease hackage, tarball, or deb versions
to keep my version numbers in sync just for fixing an rpm or
distribution compatability issue. With rpm I don't have to do this since
it has a release version, so I am looking for something similar on the
hackage side of things. 


John Meacham - ⑆repetae.net⑆john⑈

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