[Haskell-cafe] Hackage -> MacPorts?

David Menendez dave at zednenem.com
Wed Sep 3 17:54:28 EDT 2008

On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 4:14 PM, John MacFarlane <jgm at berkeley.edu> wrote:
> It would be great if there were an automated or semi-automated way
> of generating a MacPorts Portfile from a HackageDB package, along
> the lines of dons' cabal2arch. Has anyone been working on such a thing?
> And, are any haskell-cafe readers MacPorts committers?

Gregory Wright handles the ports of GHC, alex, happy, haddock, and others.

In my experience thus far, MacPorts feels like a poor match for Cabal.
As far as I can tell, you get at most one active installation of a
given port, which means you can't use MacPorts to manage packages for
multiple Haskell environments (GHC and Hugs, stable GHC and
development GHC, etc.), and after a GHC upgrade, any installed Haskell
packages will still be installed, even though the new GHC can't see or
use them.

Dave Menendez <dave at zednenem.com>

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