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Re: haskell-debian → Debian

On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 10:22 AM, Joachim Breitner <nomeata@debian.org> wrote:
Hi David,

Am Mittwoch, den 05.05.2010, 05:52 -0700 schrieb David Fox:
> I have pushed patches to http://seereason.com/darcs which address all
> these issues except the case sensitivity.  I will address that and
> then see about uploading the newest version to hackage.

I found 3.47 on hackage and think it is fit for uploading to Debian;
just did that.

I did patch the cabal file though, to avoid the dependency on HUnit. You
could make that dependent on a flag (-f-testing) to be extra-nice, but
it’s not important.

Man pages for the utilities would be more important. Maybe this is
another job where non-DD could bring themselves in?

Also, cabal-debian does not create packages fully in sync with our
current practice. Some points I spot are
 * Does not create Provides, Recommends and Suggests fields
 * Only build-depending on -prof, and not on -dev, works, but it would
  not be consistent with how we do it (B-D on both, version constraints
  only on -dev).
 * No VCS Headers, of course
 * Section misc, not haskell for the source
 * Priority optinal, not extra
 * maybe more

Our current templates are found in

David, I understand that not all these changes fit in the way you use
cabal-debian. But maybe a flag --packaging-style could be introduced to
cater for different preferences? Then this would be a very useful tool
for use inside the DHG as well.

Again, I don’t think I can work on that as well myself, but maybe
someone else in the DHG is interested in doing that, i.e. providing
David with the patches to make cabal-debian a great tool for our use?


I am pleased to make it as debian conforming as I can.  It seems quite appropriate, given that it is a debian package with the word "debian" in its name.


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