[Haskell-cafe] GHC maintenance on Arch
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
> ---------- Původní zpráva ----------
> Datum: 28. 10. 2012
> Předmět: Re: [Haskell-cafe] GHC maintenance on Arch
> 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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