Extending the dependency syntax

Isaac Jones ijones at syntaxpolice.org
Fri Jul 29 15:47:25 EDT 2005

"Simon Marlow" <simonmar at microsoft.com> writes:

> On 28 July 2005 22:48, Duncan Coutts wrote:
>> My own personal opinion is that cabal/haskell packaging can be made
>> the most sucessful if we take advantage of the native packaging
>> systems and so make it possible to automate as much as possible the
>> process of wrapping a cabal package into a native package. I think we
>> will reach the greatest audience by this approach.
> I'd just like to add a big +1 to this comment - that was always my
> feeling when we were originally thinking about Cabal, 

I also agree.  Supporting OS packagers was my main reason for starting
the project.

> but you're right that making the link between Cabal and native
> package tools hasn't received enough attention yet.

I disagree with that statement, though.  There are already
cabal-related tools for debian, fedora, and gentoo, and I've worked
closely with each of the implementors of those tools.



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