[arch-general] About rebuild of pandoc

Sebastian Reuße seb at wirrsal.net
Mon Jul 3 06:48:33 UTC 2017

Sebastian Reuße via arch-general <arch-general at archlinux.org> writes:

> Felix Yan <felixonmars at archlinux.org> writes:

>> An idea is to provide an alternative package database in the ghc-static
>> package that only contains the boot libraries. You will need to ignore
>> global package database and specify that alternative path to use it.
>> Does this sound like useful?

> That does sound preferable to not being able to do sandboxed static
> builds at all. I’ll also try pinging the Cabal folks when I get a
> chance; maybe it would make sense for cabal-install to be able to
> enforce reinstallation of dependencies without listing all packages
> explicitly.

As a follow-up, Cabal currently tracks issue #1175 [1]. There seems to
be a disinclination against implementing «cabal install --reinstall
--dependencies-only» in preference to enabling Cabal to track installed
files and detect when registered packages have files missing. Since this
is tied up with improving Cabal’s package management facilities, my
guess is that this isn’t something that will see the light of day too
soon; so Felix’ proposed workaround of using an alternative global
package DB might be required in the meantime.

Kind regards,

[1] <https://github.com/haskell/cabal/issues/1175>

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