Subject: ghc 7.4.1 moved to extra
Date: Saturday 3rd March 2012 17:35:17 UTC (over 5 years ago)
I have finally moved the new ghc to arch repos. With this cleanup comes a bit of change. The decision has been made that ghc will be updated to the latest stable version and haskell-platform will be moved to the aur. This means you should remove the haskell-platform related packages before updating. I will also keep only essential packages and their dependencies related to haskell in [extra]. For now this means cabal-install and ghc + their depends. I have closed the following bugs with this release: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/23247 - [ghc 7.0.2] ghci -package ghc causes panic https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/27132 - [ghc] re-enable the strip makepkg option https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/18917 - [ghc] ghc.install :: test if directory exists https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/28758 - [haskell-text] uninstallable due to removal of haskell-deepseq https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/25991 - haskell-glut: undefined references to pretty much all glut functions https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/25072 - [alex][happy][cabal-install] missing makedepnds The following bugs are still open which I will fix as soon as cabal-install and darcs are buildable: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/27249 - [cabal-install] Add bash completion support https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/26955 - [darcs] missing makedependence haskell-hashed-storage<0.6 There are still some issues left with the current situation of haskell on arch, but these will take time and communication with upstream. *I need to figure out what to do about haddock since ghc only packages the binary and thus provides only half the package with ghc. This is the reason why we packaged haskell-haddock even though the ghc package already provides the haddock binary. *The post-install messages related to haskell packages can get pretty long. There is a proposed solution with a patch, but I need to figure out if there is any way we can work it out with upstream first. *There is no cabal-install or darcs version that is marked as stable and currently builds with ghc 7.4.1 These packages are statically linked so it shouldn't matter for now. I will be keeping an eye on these packages and waiting for upstream to provide new stable versions that builds against the latest ghc. Cheers!