Cabal and installing packages.
ijones at syntaxpolice.org
Mon Dec 6 19:16:49 EST 2004
"Simon Marlow" <simonmar at microsoft.com> writes:
> On 03 December 2004 17:10, Keean Schupke wrote:
>> I find that even on package managed systems I use CPAN to install perl
>> modules... I would have thought a nice central repository on
>> haskell.org (with mirrors of course) where users can contibute their
>> packages, that would be built into a Haskell package tool would be
>> useful even for systems where there is package management.
>> I find that debian/gentoo etc do not have all the packages available
>> for say perl, and it is nice to have a consistant interface on any
> I'm arguing for a consistent interface for all packages (not just
> Haskell) on any given platform, whereas you're arguing for a consistent
> interface for Haskell packages across platforms.
> There are advantages to both approaches of course, so ideally we'd have
Indeed it has always been the plan to have both:
And the program to generate a Debian package from a Cabal package is
already implemented and in use (thanks, John Goerzen!)
Of course, the client isn't the hard part, the server / database is,
and that's under way, but it's just a prototype now:
More information about the Libraries