I'm sure you'd all want to hear from 6.10.1 already. I haven't met any difficulties with packaging that yet. Not done yet either. Unfortunately, there's still one matter that needs to be fixed with 6.8.2 for Lenny. Here's the deal: GHC includes a copy of GMP with it, which has GNU documentation in it, which is under GFDL with invariant sections. It's been there since forever but I really gave it a look only now when preparing 6.10.1 and opened #511756 about it. I couldn't just pretend that I didn't see it either. I need to repackage the upsteam GHC tarball, removing gmp-4.2.1.tar.gz from it and name the new version as 6.8.2dfsg1. Not the usual "+dfsg1", since when it is like this, it compares below 6.8.2+ with dpkg (thanks again, Eugene). Most libraries use Depends: ghc6 (<< 6.8.2+) and this will work along with the new ghc6 version number. haskell-devscripts needs to be updated, since it will still put in "-999" instead of "+" in some cases. See #511857. After that, the following will need to be binNMUd (did I miss any?): haskell-hlist, haskell-binary, highlighting-kate, haskell-irc, haskell-utf8-string, pandoc, haskell-pcre-light I'm sorry to say that that's not quite all. Some packages have also this: Build-Depends: ghc6 (<< 6.8.2-999). Those would need a sourceful upload. A quick grep-dctrl run reveals 15 of those: ftphs, haskell-anydbm, haskell-configfile, haskell-hsh, hdbc, hdbc-odbc, hdbc-postgresql, hdbc-sqlite3, hslogger, ldap-haskell, listlike, magic-haskell, missingh, missingpy, washngo After this all is done, I can upload ghc6-6.8.2dfsg1. RMs don't offer using lenny-ignore as an option. I asked, their call.
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