[Haskell-cafe] Re: Problems with Haskell Platform
dons at galois.com
Fri Jun 4 16:35:31 EDT 2010
> Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> writes:
> > allbery:
> >> 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?
> In general, I think this is a bad idea.
> 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
The ones on Arch "just work". I wonder what we're doing differently.
cabal2arch knows a *lot* about Arch's package system.
> (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:
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