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GHC packaging collaboration

Dear Jens,

judging from http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/gitweb/?p=ghc.git;a=summary
you seem to be the maintianer of the GHC package in Fedora. And judging
from http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/gitweb/?p=ghc.git;a=tree we are
sharing a few patches. Im wondering if we can improve our collaboration?

You can find our patches against the ghc package in
and for the experimental package (7.4.2-rc1) in

Especially the system-libffi-patch is used by both of us, and is always
a pain to port to new versions. We could try to generalize it so that it
can go into upstream proper and be enabled by a configure flag. Anybody
(you, or someone from the Debian Haskell Group) interested in this task?

Judging from the contents of the patch
ghc-gen_contents_index-type-level.patch you want to avoid the large
runtime of gen_contents_index when type-level is installed. I had send a
patch upstream that improves on that, maybe you can drop the patch when
packaging ghc 7.4.1:

The 7.4.1-rc1 release had build failures on almost every architecture
besides i386/amd64. I guess some of these will affect you as well, so
any help is appreciated:

BTW, if you are curious, you are welcome to subscribe to
debian-haskell@lists.debian.org at
http://lists.debian.org/debian-haskell/. Also, if you want to contact
us, that is the right address, even if you are not subscribed.


Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
Debian Developer
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