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When GHC 6.12 comes out, several things will have to change in the Arch binary repositories, and in most Haskell PKGBUILDs.
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The following are required to be dealt with.
 
 
== Smaller core set ==
 
 
Arch supports [http://code.haskell.org/haskell-platform/haskell-platform.cabal the Haskell Platform spec] in binary form. GHC 6.12 comes with [[Libraries_released_with_GHC|a smaller set of libraries built in]] than 6.10.4 did, so for those that are no longer shipped with ghc, we need to create binary packages in [extra]. That is, for (those in italics are already moved):
 
 
* ''[http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/haskell-xhtml/ haskell-xhtml]''
 
* ''[http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/haskell-regex-base/ haskell-regex-base]''
 
* ''[http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/haskell-regex-compat/ haskell-regex-compat]''
 
* ''[http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/haskell-regex-posix/ haskell-regex-posix]''
 
* ''[http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/haskell-quickcheck/ haskell-quickcheck]''
 
* ''[http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/haskell-parsec/ haskell-parsec]''
 
* ''[http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/haskell-parallel/ haskell-parallel]''
 
* ''[http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/haskell-packedstring/ haskell-packedstring]
 
* ''[http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/haskell-network/ haskell-network]''
 
* ''[http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/haskell-mtl/ haskell-mtl]''
 
* ''[http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/haskell-hunit/ haskell-hunit]''
 
* ''[http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/haskell-html/ haskell-html]''
 
* ''[http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/haskell-haskell-src/ haskell-haskell-src]''
 
* ''[http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/haskell-stm/ haskell-stm]''
 
 
== Additional [extra] packages ==
 
 
* haskell-deepseq
 
* haskell-extensible-exceptions
 
* haskell-terminfo
 
* haskell-dataenc
 
* haskell-hashed-storage
 
* haskell-mmap
 
 
== Update "provides" list for GHC ==
 
 
Done.
 
 
* The GHC package 'provides' list. It provides all the things [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Libraries_released_with_GHC listed here]
 
* The cabal2arch provides list to match.
 
 
cabal2arch '''assumes your pkgbuild tool can handle "provides"'''.''
 
 
== Update cabal2arch ==
 
 
Once cabal2arch has the new provides list, then new PKGBUILDs need to be generated with those new dependencies listed.
 
 
== The ./gen-index script ==
 
 
Done:
 
''The haddock index generation script used in all install hooks for Haskell libraries is in a different place for 6.12. We need to update the GHC package to fix this.''
 
 
== General breakages ==
 
 
Other packages may in general be broken by GHC changes (not Arch-specific things). Those are updated as noticed.
 
 
== yaourt is obsolete! ==
 
 
And the big final thing, yaourt is obsolete. Tools that don't support 'provides' won't work.
 

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