[Haskell-cafe] Improvements to package hosting and security

Vincent Hanquez tab at snarc.org
Sun May 3 07:40:41 UTC 2015

On 30/04/2015 08:08, Jeremy wrote:
> Mathieu Boespflug-4 wrote
>> We're not introducing dependencies on dynamically linked system libraries
>> that makes tooling hard to distribute. We're not asking users to install
>> anything new that isn't already a staple of most developer desktops
> My sole concern with this is that git is often not present on build servers,
> which may be minimal cloud VMs. Here's what I get when I try to install git
> on mine:
> # apt install git --no-install-recommends
> ...
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>    git git-man libcurl3-gnutls liberror-perl libexpat1 libgdbm3 perl
> perl-modules
> 0 upgraded, 8 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
> Need to get 10.4 MB of archives.
> After this operation, 57.2 MB of additional disk space will be used.
I'm no fan of unnecessary bloat, but considering that typical Debian 
of ghc is +500MB (7.4) to +800M (7.10) (severely bloated by multiple 
almost copies
of the same file), I'm not sure how relevant this is on a haskell build 

Plus, many people already uses git on build servers making a zero cost 
for most of us.


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