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luntain
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:14 pm    Post subject: ghc 6.10 Reply with quote

ghc 6.10 was released at least 2 months ago, still no trace in portage. Is Haskell so unpopular among Gentoo hakers?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's in the haskell overlay.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye, there are many haskell goodies that are only in the overlay, well worth grabbing that repo if you're interested in haskell on gentoo. With cabal-install and hackage website so easy to use, for single user systems I suspect more and more people just install most things haskell as user with 'cabal install foo' rather than through portage or paludis.

Still, in a better world, there'd be 10's of dedicated volunteers that know portage and darcs inside and out working on keeping the portage haskell bits as wonderful as in the overlay. But really there are two or three busy people that do most all the work in their spare time from other duties. (thanks, kolmodin, ivanm, dcoutts!) There is a tool, hackport, in the overlay (or on hackage) that generates ebuilds from cabal files, so if you want something installable by portage that you can't find in overlay or portage, that's available. Then if you know (or learn) a minimal amount about darcs and sendmail, you can send a patch to haskell overlay with your ebuild so it's included.
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