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Re: Debian haskell packaging: We're way behind


Am Sonntag, den 18.01.2009, 10:03 -0800 schrieb Don Stewart:
> fw:
> > * John Goerzen:
> > 
> > > What are the major challenges towards being able to automatically
> > > convert Hackage/Cabal packages into Debian source packages?
> > 
> > Someone needs to maintain *all* packages in stable.  The upload to
> > unstable and fixing integration issues is only part of the work.
> This can be done almost entirely automatically, though, can't it?

no, not really. Packages need to be signed by a developer. And signing
packages that have been built automatically somewhere requires some
trust in that machine... it just doesn’t fit Debian’s workflow to do
such things automatically.

Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
Debian Developer
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