[darcs-users] darcs patch: Import cabalisation: Setup.lhs, darcs.ca... (and 13 more)

Jason Dagit dagit at codersbase.com
Mon Oct 20 07:47:05 UTC 2008

On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 12:38 AM, Trent W. Buck <trentbuck at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Cabal files exist to make packaging darcs easier: cabal-install,
> > MacPorts, Debian, RedHat, ArchLinux, Gentoo, Cygwin all could benefit
> > from having a single reference point for our Haskell package dependency
> > information.  Providing an official Cabal file makes it easier for a
> > diverse group of packagers to install darcs and indirectly makes it
> > easier for people to install darcs, which is a very good thing for the
> > community.
> Debian build dependencies are managed by the debian/control file, and
> this file is not allowed to be auto-generated.

I see.  So that could partially explain why Debian is so far behind Arch in
supporting Haskell packages.

 In general I'm more
> inclined to trust what ./configure says than some other subsidiary build
> system that might not be up to date.

What do you mean by "might not be up to date"?  Are you referring to the
case where darcs.cabal exists but cabal isn't used to build darcs?

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