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1 Latest Release (Beta)

Himerge version 0.20 released on May, 1, 2008.

http://www.haskell.org/himerge/release/himerge-0.20.tar.gz

You always can check the latest himerge screen-shot from this link

2 FAQs

  • What does Himerge really/exactly stands for?

It technically stands for "Haskell Interface for eMerge" ; though I personally can also think about some funny terms like:

  - Hi 'emerge'
  - High-Emerge
  - Himerge Is (only) emerge
  • How do I install Himerge?

Since emerge is the Gentoo package manager, these instructions are unlikely to work on any other distro/OS unless of course you have installed prefixed portage.

You need to unmask several packages, by putting the following in /etc/portage/package.keywords to run the 'unstable' branch. Note that these are actually developed in the haskell overlay before moving to the portage tree.

# haskell
dev-lang/ghc
dev-haskell/cabal
# haskell deps
dev-haskell/mtl
dev-haskell/filepath
dev-haskell/regex-base
dev-haskell/regex-posix
dev-haskell/regex-compat

# himerge
app-portage/himerge
dev-haskell/parallel
dev-haskell/gtk2hs

If you're currently running stable ghc, you should upgrade ghc first and then run ghc-updater. Either way, it would be good to emerge ghc first, then emerge himerge.

  • Every time I try to search for a package I receive the 'Package not found' error

Himerge uses eix for searching packages in the tree, so every time you sync, you also need to update the eix database. After a sync just do Ctrl+U or go to the "Tools -> Update Eix" option in the main menu bar to solve it.

Note: The eix database is automatically updated after every sync operation since Himerge version 0.17.3.

  • I get a 'System.Glib error' when trying to run himerge

Check out that you have run the script install_data.sh as explained in the readme.txt installation instructions.

  • Why the web links don't open in my favorite browser?

Himerge uses the gecko engine of gtkmozembed internally for the web panel, which makes firefox or firefox-alike packages a requirement for the system, so it makes sense to have firefox as the default browser.

  • Why do I need to click twice on the packages web link to launch the browser?

This is a work-around due to a gtkmozembed bug, probably related to gtk2hs too. The problem has already been reported and probably will have a fix in the near future.

  • The toolbar buttons title doesn't shows and I get an 'sh: kde-config: command not found' everytime I start Himerge

This is a qt-engine known issue that affects gtk. The solution is to change the gtk-engine you are using to other different than 'qt' or 'qt-curve'.

3 Tutorials