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Re: Upgrade haskell-platform to 2010.2.0.0 because cabal update in 2010.1.0.0 fails under some proxies


On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 03:48:26PM +0300, Eugene Kirpichov wrote:

I've noticed that on a fresh Ubuntu VM (10.10) the haskell platform as
installed by "sudo apt-get install haskell-platform" can't cabal
update out of the box under some proxies, including mine and some of
my friends'. That was very annoying for me because I was advertising
my haskell app to these friends and they could not easily install it
because of this error.

I've heard that haskell-platform 2010.2.0.0 fixed this bug (and
indeed, on a Windows machine hosting that VM it is installed and the
bug does not appear). I'm now testing it on this vm..

Would it be sensible to update the ubuntu package to 2010.2.0.0 then?
(I don't know what is the process, but I'm hoping for a response from
someone who does)

tl;dr summary: I want to update haskell-platform to 2010.2.0.0 in

I have been thinking about doing this for Ubuntu 11.04. Currently
Debian (where Ubuntu gets its Haskell packages from) is frozen for the
release of Squeeze sometime in the near future.

It is possible, however, to stage updates in experimental. I wonder if
it's worth going for 2010.2.0.0 [0] as this ought to be a relatively
small update (given that we have 6.12.3 in exp already), or just
skipping this entirely and going for 2011.2.0.0 when this is released
in February. This will tie in with the GHC7 transition.

From my Ubuntu POV, I'm inclined to do the 2010.2.0.0 update in
experimental over the holidays, in order to ensure that we move
forward before any freezes which may affect my ability to bring in
GHC7. Would anyone mind me doing this?


[0] http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/changelog.html # changes at
the bottom

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