[Haskell-cafe] GHC maintenance on Arch

Vagif Verdi vagif.verdi at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 03:20:01 CET 2012

Arch does not keep 2 python packages. There are simply 2 pythons (different 
programs). And this is true not only for Arch but for practically any other 

Obvious solution for arch is IgnorePkg in the pacman.conf. That's what i 
did (until Yesod officially supports newest ghc).

On Sunday, October 28, 2012 3:24:16 PM UTC-7, timoth... at seznam.cz wrote:
> 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.
> Timothy
> ---------- Původní zpráva ----------
> Od: Patrick Palka <pat... at parcs.ath.cx <javascript:>>
> Datum: 28. 10. 2012
> Předmět: Re: [Haskell-cafe] GHC maintenance on Arch
> On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 5:54 PM, <timoth... at seznam.cz <javascript:>>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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