[Haskell-cafe] GHC maintenance on Arch
vagif.verdi at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 18:53:47 CET 2012
I fail to see how a fringe bleeding edge linux distro undermines a haskell
Arch is bleeding edge. Haskell Platform is not. It is logical for a
bleeding edge distro to include latest packages.
If you want a good support, use distros that provide such support and
stability. Last i checked Ubuntu ships haskell platform and not the latest
Having said that, Arch DOES provide easy solution to this problem. Just put
IgnorePkg in your pacman.conf.
You are complaining on the wrong forum, to the wrong people about the
behavior natural for a bleeding edge distro.
On Monday, October 29, 2012 6:54:59 AM UTC-7, Brandon Allbery wrote:
> > wrote:
>> Now I'm going to run the risk of upsetting you quite a bit by being
>> completely blunt.
>> You come across in your mail like someone who has thought through your
>> own situation, but fail to see the larger picture. You do know *your*
> May I ask you a question, then?
> Does the Haskell Platform have any reason to exist?
> Supposedly, the Haskell community backs the Haskell Platform as the way
> that most users should be using the Platform. Yet we have here a vendor
> platform which does not support it, and newcomers who notice this and
> question it are chastised for not thinking about the needs of other people.
> This suggests that the Haskell Platform is unimportant and perhaps
> disruptive to some significant group of people... is this so?
> And then, looking at your own message, I must ask: have you considered
> that the Platform is aimed at the great many people who do not have large
> amounts of expertise maintaining their own personal Haskell ecosystem. Or
> are your needs so important that these people must in fact be told to deal?
> Or, to phrase in your own words:
> You come across in your mail like someone who has thought through your
>> own situation, but fail to see the larger picture.
> brandon s allbery kf8nh sine nomine
> unix/linux, openafs, kerberos, infrastructure
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