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

Hi Joachim.

Excerpts from Joachim Breitner's message of Sáb Out 02 11:05:32 -0300 2010:
> Marco, you recently worked on the -dev name consolidation, and thus know
> about clean package renames. What modifications should be done to rename
> the packages now? These should probably be implemented in
> haskell-devscripts.

The changes are in debian/control.  Are you thinking of something reading
debian/control.in and generating debian/control, to be runned by the
maintainer?  I think this is doable, using variables in the ghc6 part of the
packages, and maybe in another part.

About the rules for renaming packages, I was using the procedure described at
[0], Method 2.

0: http://wiki.debian.org/Renaming_a_Package

> Speaking of sourceful uploads: Should we start building -dyn packages?

Are the -dyn packages available for all architectures?

> If yes, should we use them in Haskell programs (xmonad, hlint, etc.)?
> Pro: Smaller packages/binaries and shared code. Con: Binaries will have
> to be binNMUed upon new uploads as well.

I believe this is the way to go.  We just have to think well about when is the
right moment for the transition.


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