[aur-general] [arch-general] [arch-dev-public] GHC 7.8.1 packaging decisions for Arch Linux

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Thu Apr 10 03:50:56 EDT 2014

On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 5:21 AM, Daniel Micay <danielmicay at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 09/04/14 11:12 PM, Allan McRae wrote:
>> Now that aside is finished, what is the deal with that arch-haskell
>> group?  Is it still going?  Would they want to provide packages
>> officially instead?
> It's definitely still active. They seem to have all the necessary
> automation worked out. AFAICT they do an automated conversion from the
> cabal files and maintain a set of patches for adding external
> dependencies, etc.
> https://github.com/archhaskell

Indeed, it's still active.  Not
steaming-full-ahead-lika-a-freight-train active, but we're bringing in
updates and adding new packages at a somewhat leasurely pace :)

The tool that makes it possible is cblrepo - https://github.com/magthe/cblrepo

Beyond that there are a few scripts that makes the chore of keeping
packages up-to-date largely automated.  The experience is that a
single person can keep over 200 packages up-to-date with spending
about 15-30 minutes per week.  The builds of course take longer than
that (sometimes much longer), but they don't require active


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