[arch-dev-public] [Draft] - News announcement for GHC 7.8.2

Gaetan Bisson bisson at archlinux.org
Fri May 2 00:54:05 EDT 2014

[2014-05-01 21:46:43 -0700] Thomas Dziedzic:
> Thanks! This worked beautifully. I tested the update using a custom repo
> and it removed the transformers package along with upgrading the existing
> packages. Also, adding a provides ghc=7.8.2-2 saved a whole lot of time.

I'm glad to hear that!

> Title:
> Managing Haskell packages with GHC 7.8.2
> Content:
> Changes that come with the release include:
> 1) Moving every package that is not ghc or cabal-install to [community].
> This will allow better support of the core common haskell libraries since I
> do not actually use these packages due to cabal-install.
> 2) The valid paths that a user can take to install packages are the
> following:
>  a) Using cabal-install to install haskell packages. This allows the user
> to access every haskell package in hackage. The problem is that you are now
> using packages that are managed outside of pacman. This is usually the best
> option if you are developing any haskell applications due to the new
> sandboxing that cabal-install 1.18 has introduced.
>  b) Using pacman to install haskell packages. This allows the user to have
> access to a small subset of hackage packages which are known to work on
> archlinux and are usually good enough for non haskell developers.
>  c) Using an unofficial repository called Arch Haskell. You could find more
> information about the repository at the following page:
> https://github.com/archhaskell/habs/blob/master/README.md

Looks good to me.



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