[Haskell-cafe] GHC maintenance on Arch

timothyhobbs at seznam.cz timothyhobbs at seznam.cz
Sun Oct 28 23:23:15 CET 2012

Actually Arch has been accommodating in other cases when there was a stable 
library and a new/developing.  It certainly keeps around two versions of 
python, autoconf, GTK, qt, gambas...  The solution I'm proposing would be a 
little different than those cases, but on the same principle.

---------- Původní zpráva ----------
Od: Patrick Palka <patrick at parcs.ath.cx>
Datum: 28. 10. 2012
Předmět: Re: [Haskell-cafe] GHC maintenance on Arch
On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 5:54 PM, <timothyhobbs at seznam.cz
(mailto:timothyhobbs at seznam.cz)> wrote:


  There seems to be a bit of a clash between ghc being a tool, and ghc being
a toy.  There need not be.  Your works-for-me is great but it is meaningless
to those of us who use ghc as a tool for larger projects.

This is not specific to GHC. Arch Linux, being a bleeding-edge Linux 
distribution, tends to prefer newer versions of software over more stable 
versions of software. I doubt that facet of Arch Linux will ever change, so 
perhaps you should reevaluate your choice of Linux distribution or avoid 
pacman/package updates for software whose stability and predictability is 
critical to you.

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