[Haskell-cafe] Hackage on Linux

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Tue Aug 24 02:19:57 EDT 2010

On 24 August 2010 16:15, David Virebayre <dav.vire+haskell at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

That's what I thought; I don't see how this makes dealing with Haskell
packages any easier (unless you want to specifically install the
Haskell Platform rather than the individual libraries/tools you
want/need, which is my preference).

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com

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