Re: Debian haskell packaging: We're way behind
> Am Sonntag, den 18.01.2009, 10:03 -0800 schrieb Don Stewart:
> > fw:
> > > * John Goerzen:
> > >
> > > > What are the major challenges towards being able to automatically
> > > > convert Hackage/Cabal packages into Debian source packages?
> > >
> > > Someone needs to maintain *all* packages in stable. The upload to
> > > unstable and fixing integration issues is only part of the work.
> > This can be done almost entirely automatically, though, can't it?
> no, not really. Packages need to be signed by a developer. And signing
> packages that have been built automatically somewhere requires some
> trust in that machine... it just doesn’t fit Debian’s workflow to do
> such things automatically.
I wasn't suggesting uploading be done automatically, but the
construction of the "first draft" of the package can be entirely
automated (as we do on Arch).
The additional quality control mechanisms can then be done manually.