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Re: Let ghc6 Provide ghc6-ghci?


Am Montag, den 03.05.2010, 21:56 +0200 schrieb Joachim Breitner:
> seeing all those build failures of various TH using packages on some
> arches, and the inconsistent  handling of it (Architecture field,
> Not-for-Us, just letting it fail), I thought of a possibly cleaner and
> easier solution.
> Wouldn’t it be very easy for the ghc6 package to add another virtual
> package into the Provides: line, indicating that this build supports
> ghci/TH? Maybe “ghc6-ghci” (or something better – I don’t care :-))?
> Then packages using TH could just Depend on that, the buildds or
> wb-admins would not be bothered any more and when a new architecture
> gains TH support, it’s just a matter of uploading the ghc6 package to
> make all libraries buildable again.
> @kaol: Would you implement such a Provides? The rest of us can the
> figure out the affected packages and add the Depends.

no replies so far. Kaol, would you prefer if I’d open wishlist bugs
against ghc6 for such ideas, so that they are not forgotten in case you
don’t have the time to think about them immediately?


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