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Re: ghc 6.10 and provides

On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 3:40 PM, Trent W. Buck <trentbuck@gmail.com> wrote:
Kari Pahula <kaol@debian.org> writes:

> Though now I'm thinking that it's not generally a good idea to expect
> an one to one mapping from cabal names to libghc6-*-dev names anyway,
> but better to look at what files you are using and what package they
> belong to.

cabal-debian could do this using apt-file(1), I guess.

Currently cabal-debian uses the debOfFile function in Distribution.Package.Debian, which looks at /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list to compute which package a file is in.

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