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Re: updates for libghc-gtk and friends

Hi Sven,

Am Donnerstag, den 24.04.2014, 11:22 +0200 schrieb Sven Bartscher:
> On Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:10:54 +0200
> Joachim Breitner <nomeata@debian.org> wrote:
> > > I checked the PTS for haskell-gtk recently because I was wondering
> > > why it didn't migrate to testing.
> > 
> > getting things to migrate is always tricky, usually all Haskell packages
> > get entangled in one big transition. I don’t know all open issues, but
> > we are waiting for the ftp-team to remove a few packages, for example.
> > And https://release.debian.org/transitions/html/haskell.html also shows
> > a number of red dots.
> > 
> > >  As it turns out upgrading haskell-gtk
> > > isn't as easy as hoped. Now a haskell-gio and haskell-glib would break
> > > a lot of packages when upgraded.
> > > If further help is needed I will do my best.
> > 
> > What exactly would break by upgrading -gio and -glib that is not fixable
> > by rebuilding packages?
> I don't really know. I just looked at the PTS and the "why is package X
> not in testing yet?" site[1].
> I guess they all just need to be rebuilt.
> Will they be rebuilt automatically or how and when will they be
> rebuilt? Do we need to wait for the transition?

oh, that view is not very useful for Haskell packages. Yes, all these
packages, and many more, need to migrate together. I believe the
gtk-related packages are in good shape, but it all gets tied together.


Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
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