[Haskell-cafe] high probability of installation problems and quality of the glorious implementation

Ketil Malde ketil at malde.org
Mon Apr 6 03:36:26 EDT 2009

"Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH" <allbery at ece.cmu.edu> writes:

>>> I wonder when we'll get a good haskell virtual package on Debian?

>> What would this package do?

> Install ghc + all the little pieces of libghc6-cruft needed to get a
> sane working environment?

Sounds easy to do (after all, it's just an empty package with a bunch
of dependencies, right?), but I'm unsure exactly what pieces you want

This is the current ghc6 package:

  Provides: ghc, haskell-compiler, libghc6-array-dev, libghc6-base-dev, libghc6-bytestring-dev, libghc6-cabal-dev, libghc6-containers-dev, libghc6-directory-dev, libghc6-filepath-dev, libghc6-haskell98-dev, libghc6-hpc-dev, libghc6-old-locale-dev, libghc6-old-time-dev, libghc6-packedstring-dev, libghc6-pretty-dev, libghc6-process-dev, libghc6-random-dev, libghc6-readline-dev, libghc6-rts-dev, libghc6-template-haskell-dev, libghc6-unix-dev

In Ubuntu 8.10, there are 90 separate libghc6.*dev packages, which
ones do you think should be added to a GHC meta package?

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