Haskell platform?

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Sat Apr 18 05:58:58 EDT 2009

Duncan Coutts wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-04-17 at 14:04 -0700, Clifford Beshers wrote:
>> Oh, duh, there's a cabal package for it.  That should make it trivial,
>> once cabal-debian is up to snuff.  I ran it (cabal-debian) and it
>> failed because we don't have all the opengl packages set up right,
>> there were some version problems which I suspect is the result of
>> recent work, and there was a build error because of missing haddock
>> files, but all in all those look pretty easy to clean up.
> The one thing to watch out for is that the haskell-platform.cabal
> meta-package doesn't mention the programs that are part of the platform,
> ie alex, happy, haddock and cabal-install.

That is of course not something the Debian meta-package will have any
problem with since DEBs don't suffer from that particular limitation.

> The definitive list is currently here:
> http://trac.haskell.org/haskell-platform/wiki/Library/VersionMatrix#PlatformPackages
> in the column for 2009.0.0
> We'll move that list to a page on it's own along with some guidance for
> distros.

The most noticeable thing is the old versions for regex-*.  Is there
already a plan for the next release, one that catches up with what's on


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