Haskell packages need attention!

Iain Lane iain at orangesquash.org.uk
Tue Jun 23 14:00:41 BST 2009

Hi guys,

On 23 Jun 2009, at 13:28, Luca Falavigna wrote:

> Hi Morten,
> Morten Kjeldgaard ha scritto:
>> A whole lot of Haskell packages FTBFS on all arches and really need
>> attention [1].
>> If there are Haskell fans among the MOTU, this is your wakeup call!
> I managed haskell transition during Jaunty cycle to manage it in time
> for the release. IIRC, it was related to build timing, so giving back
> packages in the right order was the key.
> I could look at it, maybe with Laney, so we can have it in shape.

I've been deliberately delaying doing this due to Simon Marlow (GHC  
upstream) telling me that GHC will have another point release in the  
near future[0] which will mean a whole new transition. I'm confident  
that we will be able to get this turned around in a short time anyway  
so there's no real worry from that perspective for me. I apologise,  
however, for the fact that most of the Haskell world is uninstallable  
on Karmic and has been for a while. Hopefully it won't be much longer  

Separately, I hope to have the OCaml transition monitor[1] adapted to  
work with GHC soon. That'll help us with the next transition.


[0] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghc6/+bug/382803/comments/3
[1] http://debian.glondu.net/monitor/ocaml/ocaml_transition_monitor.html

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