[Haskell-cafe] Improvements to package hosting and security

Jeremy voldermort at hotmail.com
Sun May 3 08:16:03 UTC 2015

Vincent Hanquez wrote
> On 30/04/2015 08:08, Jeremy wrote:
>> 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 
> installation
> 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 
> server.

My entire server is under 150Mb (docker image). I build GHC myself without
the bloat.

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