[Haskell-cafe] Re: Hackage on Linux

Brandon S Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Fri Aug 27 03:27:09 EDT 2010

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On 8/26/10 23:51 , Richard O'Keefe wrote:
> Indeed, every Linux upgrade I've had I've found myself screaming in
> frustration because programs *weren't* statically linked.

RH/Fedora?  We ditched RH completely after I found myself repeatedly
regenerating RH packages because of broken updates; and let's not even talk
about up*grades*.  My life has been much happier since I banished RH from
both home and work environments.

I had something similar happen with one Ubuntu upgrade, but to Canonical's
credit they learn from their mistakes; current RH/Fedora users tell me that
updates are still screwed up, especially if you don't immediately upgrade to
a new release as soon as it shows up (the security backports are invariably
messed up in annoying ways).

As for your Solaris experience, the only programs I've seen break are ones
that broke the rules (usually deliberately because someone "knew better").
We've a fair amount of code not updated since 2.5.1....

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