Upgrading GHC 8.8.1+dfsg1+is+8.6.5+dfsg1-3 to 8.8.1?
martijn at qbaylogic.com
Wed Apr 29 05:37:08 UTC 2020
That clears things up. Thank you Mattia.
Op di 28 apr. 2020 om 15:56 schreef Mattia Rizzolo <mapreri at ubuntu.com>:
> On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 09:50:13AM +0200, Martijn Bastiaan wrote:
> > Are there any plans to make it actually package 8.8.1? More
> No; the whole point of stable releases is that once a version is there
> it stay there. There are very few exceptions to this, and all of them
> are just because the new versions promises to not break unrelated
> The version of ghc is tighly coupled with many things, and it's not as
> easy as "updating the package" (for example, we'd want to rebuild all
> haskell packages, which are _many_).
> > fundamentally, what's the reason for including "xxx+is+yyy" packages?
> the +is version (usually is spelled +really, +is is weird) are used as a
> way to "downgrade" the version.
> Most likely, 8.8.1 was uploaded, then realized too many things broke and
> the whole archive wasn't ready for that version, so it was rolled back
> to 8.6.5. Since versions can't go backward, here comes the +really (or
> +is in this case..) in play.
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