[Haskell-cafe] Re: Problems with Haskell Platform

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Fri Jun 4 03:03:32 EDT 2010

> On Jun 3, 2010, at 20:27 , Jens Petersen wrote:
>> I often find myself hitting Ctrl-C at "cabal install HACKAGE" to run
>> "yum install ghc-DEPENDENCY-devel"
>> and before returning to run "cabal install" again.
>> It would be nice to automate this in some way - cabal-install plugins, 
>> anyone??
> Supposedly a future Cabal extension will be to, instead of installing,  
> write out a package for a vendor packaging system (yum, apt, yast, what 
> have you).  Consider contributing to that effort.

However, we have tools for some distros that do this, and some distro
tools support it directly (e.g. "bauerbill --hackage" on Arch Linux
knows how to ask cabal2arch to translate the .cabal file).

Contribut to yum to allow pulling from hackage, by calling cabal2yum?

-- Don

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