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Re: Bug#559978: pandoc FTBFS


Am Samstag, den 27.02.2010, 10:35 -0800 schrieb John MacFarlane:
> Although pandoc 1.3, the latest packaged for debian, may build with
> ghc6-6.12, the resulting executable won't handle UTF-8 correctly,
> because of the double-encoding problem one gets when using both
> System.IO.UTF8 and GHC6.12. (I posted about this problem earlier to
> debian-haskell, since it may affect a few other packages as well.
> I also wrote to the author of utf8-string with some suggestions
> about how to solve the problem, but as far as I know, no action has been
> taken.)

Ok, that’s a good point, we don’t want such broken packages :-)

> I used CPP to work around this problem in pandoc 1.4, the latest
> released version. Since there are a couple other problems with that
> release, I asked Jonas to hold off packaging until 1.5 was ready.
> I don't want to hold things up too much, so I could expedite work
> on 1.5 and try to release it in a week or so, so packaging could
> proceed.

that sounds good. We are not at the point of a transition yet, and
pandoc is not the only thing waiting, but I’d like to get the TODO list
smaller if possible. I’ll ask again in one or two weeks if I hear
nothing :-)


Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
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