Debian library packaging? or, how to get a single deb to work for hugs/ghc/nhc?

Malcolm Wallace
Wed, 29 Jan 2003 20:46:50 +0000

Shae Matijs Erisson <> writes:

> That would solve the problem of binary debs being incompatible
> with each minor version change in GHC.
> Does NHC have the same compatibility?

Libs for nhc98 are, generally speaking, binary compatible across
different minor version numbers, so the situation is rather easier
than for ghc.  You still need to have some version-consistency however,
because the standard libraries available with the compiler (and their
exact signatures) often change slightly across time.