[darcs-users] darcs patch: Make utf8-string mandatory. (and 1 more)

Trent W. Buck twb at cybersource.com.au
Tue Jul 28 00:50:26 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 04:54:16PM +0100, Eric Kow wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 07:33:11 -0700, Jason Dagit wrote:
>>> Systems that track haskell-platform aren't allowed to ship zlib
>>> because the current haskell-platform requires the EXACT
>>> version 0.5.0.  The only exceptions are systems like cabal which
>>> allow the same package to have multiple versions available
>>> concurrently.
>> What do you mean "that track haskell-platform"?  Are you saying
>> that if someone apt-get installs the haskell platform that they are
>> forced to have zlib 0.5.0?
> Adding to Jason's question: is it OK to just apply the patch and
> hope that the distributions will have found a way out of this in 6
> months?

The patch is already in HEAD, at least.  As Joachim says on the Debian
list, if there's a legitimate bug in zlib 0.5.0 that Darcs should
avoid, it's better to break haskell-platform compatibility than allow
compilation with a buggy zlib.

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