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Re: Upcoming GHC 7 release and package names with ghc6 in them

On Sat, Oct 02, 2010 at 01:43:20PM +0300, Kari Pahula wrote:
> time to either change that number to a seven or just drop it.

Another option would be to change it to some kind of variable, so that
while the standard Debian packages get built as {ghc, libghc-foo-dev}
you could run "build-all-haskell-stuff VERSIONED=yes" and get a load of
{ghc7.0.1, libghc7.0.1-foo-dev} packages. It would then be easy to have
multiple versions installed simultaneously.

Although I think debian/control is no longer autogenerated, so perhaps
the easiest way to do this now would be to have a script that mangles
the control files, in which case package support may be largely

Anyway, just a thought.


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