Re: Backporting ghc 6.12 for x86 in lenny
On Sun, Apr 04, 2010 at 02:43:13PM +0530, Rajesh S R wrote:
> I have succeeded in back porting(SSB) ghc 6.12 to lenny. Wondering if you
> are interested in adding it to the debian haskell package.
First off, I'd want to make sure that backporting was really
necessary. Was there a problem with using ghc6 from testing in stable
and with using apt pinning?
The usual reason for doing backports is to avoid pulling in half of
unstable to stable, typically in libraries. Let's review ghc6's
Depends: perl | perl5, gcc (>= 4:4.2), libgmp3-dev, libffi-dev,
libbsd-dev, libc6-dev, libc6 (>= 2.3.6-6~), libffi5 (>= 3.0.4),
libgmp3c2, libncurses5 (>= 5.6+20071006-3)
All of those are already satisfiable in Lenny. libbsd-dev's version
in stable is 0.0.1, which seems a bit worrisome, compared to 0.2.0
that is in testing. But with only one other rdep, pulling the newer
version in shouldn't hurt.