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Re: Using packages.conf.d for Haskell libraries

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 09:29:08AM +0000, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> > Also, I'd like to move packages.conf to /var/lib/ghc-$version/ in the
> > next version.  IMHO, it's more of a /var than a /usr thing.
> Why should it be /var? These files are not supposed to be modified,
> right? I???d expect them to be in /usr, just as the .haddock files are
> now.

They are modified.  Something like "ghc-pkg hide foo" does that and
it's a perfectly reasonable thing for a root to do.  Not to mention
the main packages.conf file if users want to run "ghc-pkg register" as

I think it's pretty much analogous to dpkg's usage of /var/lib.

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