[Haskell-cafe] Re: Problems with Haskell Platform

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Fri Jun 4 23:04:27 EDT 2010

> On Jun 4, 2010, at 06:54 , Ivan Lazar Miljenovic wrote:
>> Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> writes:
>>> 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?
>> I don't know how it is in Arch, but for Gentoo we need to do a lot of
>> QA'ing to make sure our ebuilds generated with hackport work properly
>> (which is one reason why we don't churn ebuilds out as fast as you
>> generate PKBUILDs).  Part of the problem is probably that hackport  
>> isn't
>> as polished as cabal2arch, but a few other concerns we need to take  
>> care
>> of are:
> I don't think anyone just does a conversion and bodges it into the  
> package system, regardless of distribution, package system, or  
> conversion tool.  (Or language; you don't do it with gems, eggs, or CPAN 
> packages either.)  The tool does the boring part of the job for you, but 
> of course you want to edit metadata, test, etc. before setting it loose.  
> Release engineering is not optional.

Build/does not build? That can be automated.

-- Don

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