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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://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=16011 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://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=20324 haskell-quickcheck]
 
* ''[http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/haskell-parsec/ haskell-parsec]''
 
* [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=17901 haskell-parallel]
 
* [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=21719 haskell-packedstring]
 
* ''[http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/haskell-network/ haskell-network]''
 
* ''[http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/haskell-mtl/ haskell-mtl]''
 
* haskell-integer ?? (is this a real package?)
 
* [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=19759 haskell-hunit]
 
* [http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/haskell-html/ haskell-html]
 
* [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=20668 haskell-haskell-src]
 
 
== Update "provides" list for GHC ==
 
 
With these new libraries removed from the default set, two things must be updated:
 
 
* 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 ==
 
 
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 notcied.
 

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