[Haskell-cafe] Hackage on Linux

David Virebayre dav.vire+haskell at gmail.com
Tue Aug 24 02:15:00 EDT 2010

2010/8/24 Ivan Lazar Miljenovic <ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com>:

> What do you mean by "metapackages"?

Metapackage are packages of packages, they don't provide something by
themselves, but they have a dependency list so that a set of package
can be installed together.

For example, on ubuntu, installing "build-essentials" will pull gcc,
make, autoconf, etc from the repositories.

Another example would be the haskell platform, on debian it's a
metapackage that depends on all the individual packages of libraries
and tools that belong to the platform.


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