Re: Bug#537549: ∀lib: Debian(lib) >= Platform(lib)
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On Sun, 16 Aug 2009 20:00:25 +0200
Joachim Breitner <email@example.com> wrote:
> cabal-install is still missing. This should be easy to fix. Iain, you
> filed the ITP for it at http://bugs.debian.org/537549. Are there any
> blockers left?
Not apart from my lack of time. I'll try to get started tonight.
> Libraries that are newer in Debian will stay so, so we won’t be able
> to support the platform fully. Now we have these options:
> B) Upload a libghc6-platform-dev package to Debian, patched to refer
> to „our“ Version numbers. Makes it easy for people to build stuff
> against it, but things might break when „our“ Versions are not fully
> compatible with the one promised by the official platform.
This sounds most reasonable to me. I expect as the platform becomes
more entrenched we'll see applications forcing us to deviate less
frequently, and also see the platform becoming more responsive to any
issues that crop up in libraries. But really we should be aiming for
"very best effort" rather than "at all costs" compliance, meaning that
we stick to the platform as specified unless there is a good reason not
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