Arch and Haskell, on little snag

Dear lazyweb (Arch users and especially DonS ), I just used yaourt to update my system and it noticed that haskell-time was available in a new version. After answering a few questions I was greeted with this message: ghc-pkg: unregistering time-1.1.2.3 would break the following packages: hslogger-1.0.7 MissingH-1.1.0 ConfigFile-1.0.4 convertible-1.0.1 HDBC-2.1.0 HDBC-sqlite3-2.1.0.0 HSH-1.2.6 (use –force …

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dataenc 0.12.1.0 released

Yesterday I released a new version of dataenc. It’s available on Hackage of course. Summary of (visible) changes: implementation of a bunch of new encodings: xxencode quoted-printable python escaping url encoding squashing of a bug in the yEncoding implementation that only manifested on 32-bit systems an attempt to conform to the guidelines for the Haskell …

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My thoughts on debianisation of haskell packages

I have written a few posts on debianising haskell packages in the past. Back then I stopped looking at it because of the age of the ghc-related packages in Debian Sid. Things have since improved and I’ve finally found some time to revisit the problem. This isn’t however a technical post, but rather a post …

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More fun with Cabal, visualising dependencies

It wasn’t why I started playing with Cabal, but after extracting dependencies from a single package I thought struck me that I could extract dependencies from many packages, e.g. hackage, and draw a dependency graph of the result. The basic idea is to use the code from my earlier post, accumulate dependency information by mapping …

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Experience with cabal-debian

So, after receiving several pointers to seereason’s cabal-debian tool I thought I’d take it for a spin.i After about 30 minutes of browsing through HackageDB and seereason’s source repos, building and installing, I had finally satisfied all dependencies and the build of cabal-debian succeeded. (Oh, BTW, seereason people, it’s really confusing that you have a …

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