[Haskell-cafe] Hackage on Linux

Mathew de Detrich deteego at gmail.com
Tue Aug 24 23:40:53 EDT 2010

On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 12:07 PM, Alexander Solla <ajs at 2piix.com> wrote:

> On Aug 22, 2010, at 3:41 AM, Andrew Coppin wrote:
>  It looks as if it's automated for Arch, however. Either that or somebody
>> is spending an absurd amount of time keeping it manually up to date.
> It probably is automated.  There's a tool out there called "cabal2arch",
> which turns a cabal file into a PKGBUILD file.  They are similar enough that
> translation can be done automatically, assuming there aren't any special
> needs.  (For example, I doubt the gtk2 haskell package would work with
> cabal2arch)
> It is automated in a manual way =D. By that I mean that there is a script
which autobuilds packages with cabal2arch, however that script itself has to
be manually run. In all honesty I believe the best policy is to have base
packages (and other 'required') be installed through the package manager of
the distro and libraries installed through cabal. Haskell binaries then use
cabal to check dependencies to see if the binary can be built (that is what
I do now and I have no issues with it)

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