I'll be uploading GHC 6.10.4 soon. Now that we'd be building Haskell libraries again, I'd like to bring up .haddock files and binNMUs again. I'd like to have .haddock files moved from -doc packages to -dev packages. They're arch independent and, as such, could well stay in -doc packages but arch:all packages don't currently get binNMUed along with arch:any packages. I asked about this on d-d recently and IMHO it's better to not try to use -doc packages as build dependencies currently. Maybe later, when this gets settled somewhat.  http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2009/07/msg00170.html Ideally, -doc packages would contain the .haddock files and, when issuing binNMUs to update ABIs, haskell libraries would be given depwaits on both -doc and -dev packages. The reason why I'd still like to push for having .haddock files in -doc packages is that they aren't useful as build dependencies, but also for generating an index for the libraries' APIs in ghc6-doc. Currently the index is only generated for a library if both -doc and -dev are installed, and that -dev would pull in everything, including ghc6. I'm assuming that someone would like to avoid that. Moving .haddock files to -dev would mean that a build-dep on the corresponding -doc package wouldn't be necessary. But I'd still like to ask to people leave them in, to future proof the packages if .haddock files get moved back to -doc. Fortunately, all that's needed for this is a small change in haskell-devscripts. I can NMU it (again) soon, along with uploading ghc6, unless someone wants to say something about this.
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