Re: Fw: Accepted haskell-network 188.8.131.52-1 (source all i386)
> Don Stewart <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >> I'm not sure how haskell-platforms strict version dependancies will
> >> fit in with the way things are packaged on Debian. The cabal file
> >> does not leave much latitude:
> >> http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/2009.2.0.1/haskell-platform.cabal
> > Ideally though, Debian will in time end up providing the precise
> > dependencies (which will last for 6 month periods). In the short term,
> > just getting the packages in is a good start.
> Ideally for whom?
> Consider the following hypothetical situation:
> - Debian Testing provides zlib 0.5.0.0.
> - Haskell Platform 2009.2.0.1 requires zlib 0.5.0.0. Presumably the
> next Haskell Platform release will not appear until 2009-08.
> - In 2009-06, upstream releases zlib 0.5.0.1 to fix a security hole.
> If Debian installs the security update, haskell-platform will not be
> usable on sid -- at least until the Haskell Platform has a point release
> (i.e. Haskell Platform 2009.2.0.2) and that release enters Debian.
> Similarly, is Debian Stable expected to have an installable version of
> (and old version of) haskell-platform? If so, near to release time it
> will be necessary to prevent ANY package updates migrating from unstable
> to testing if they will break the current haskell-platform.
> The whole design of haskell-platform seems at odds with Debian's release
> management workflow to me, and I don't envy whoever ends up trying to
> keep it working.
By all means interpret the specification as is apropriate for your
platform. Any Haskell is better than none. Providing the platform
packages, whatever the version, is better than not.
We just want as close as possible to a consistent user experience across