[Haskell-cafe] GHC maintenance on Arch
Ramana.Kumar at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Oct 29 15:39:20 CET 2012
If all you want is the Haskell Platform, I believe the Arch policy is to
provide all those packages in the official [extra] repository.
(If those are broken because of the new ghc, just use IgnorePkg to avoid
the ghc update.)
The [haskell] and other ArchHaskell repos are for the rest of Hackage
that's not in the Platform.
On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 1:53 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 5:56 AM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org>wrote:
>> Now I'm going to run the risk of upsetting you quite a bit by being
>> completely blunt.
>> You come across in your mail like someone who has thought through your
>> own situation, but fail to see the larger picture. You do know *your*
> May I ask you a question, then?
> Does the Haskell Platform have any reason to exist?
> Supposedly, the Haskell community backs the Haskell Platform as the way
> that most users should be using the Platform. Yet we have here a vendor
> platform which does not support it, and newcomers who notice this and
> question it are chastised for not thinking about the needs of other people.
> This suggests that the Haskell Platform is unimportant and perhaps
> disruptive to some significant group of people... is this so?
> And then, looking at your own message, I must ask: have you considered
> that the Platform is aimed at the great many people who do not have large
> amounts of expertise maintaining their own personal Haskell ecosystem. Or
> are your needs so important that these people must in fact be told to deal?
> Or, to phrase in your own words:
> You come across in your mail like someone who has thought through your
>> own situation, but fail to see the larger picture.
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