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The Arch Haskell group maintains AUR packages for Haskell. The Arch Haskell packages make up around 10% of total AUR packages (~2000 packages).
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To make the task of implementing the [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Arch_Linux/Policy Arch Haskell policy] of tracking AUR feasible, we take two approaches:
 
To make the task of implementing the [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Arch_Linux/Policy Arch Haskell policy] of tracking AUR feasible, we take two approaches:
  
* massive automation of Hackage -> AUR conversion, via cabal2arch
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* massive automation of Hackage -> AUR conversion, via cabal2arch
* group participation in updating packages.
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* group participation in updating packages.
  
 
The first step ensures a consistent user experience:
 
The first step ensures a consistent user experience:
  
* cabal2arch should be used to generate all Haskell AUR packages,  
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* cabal2arch should be used to generate all Haskell AUR packages,  
* which ensures all naming conventions and other policies are followed,
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* which ensures all naming conventions and other policies are followed,
  
 
The second point ensures the Arch Haskell project isn't vulernable to "bus errors" where a user burns out.  
 
The second point ensures the Arch Haskell project isn't vulernable to "bus errors" where a user burns out.  

Revision as of 20:51, 14 August 2010

The Arch Haskell group maintains AUR packages for Haskell. The Arch Haskell packages make up around 10% of total AUR packages (~2000 packages).

To make the task of implementing the Arch Haskell policy of tracking AUR feasible, we take two approaches:

  • massive automation of Hackage -> AUR conversion, via cabal2arch
  • group participation in updating packages.

The first step ensures a consistent user experience:

  • cabal2arch should be used to generate all Haskell AUR packages,
  • which ensures all naming conventions and other policies are followed,

The second point ensures the Arch Haskell project isn't vulernable to "bus errors" where a user burns out.

Contents

1 The job of an Arch Haskell group maintainer

The job of an Arch Haskell maintainer is as follows.

* Ensure AUR tracks Hackage versions of packages.

To do this, the following work is done:

* Watch the Hackage RSS feed
* When new packages appear, attempt to build and upload them, with the "build" script.

2 The "build" script

3 The "install" script

4 Package Quality Assurance

5 Package Publication and Notification