[Exherbo-dev] Unmasking GHC 7.0.4

Markus Rothe markus at unixforces.net
Wed Aug 3 13:32:46 BST 2011


On 3 August 2011 14:10, David Leverton <levertond at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On 3 August 2011 10:53, Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
>> It shouldn't be, as long as you rebuild every package that is built on
>> GHC.  I can see situations where this might be easier, however, if you
>> forget to list a package to be rebuilt, then paludis/cave will know
>> it's installed already but not that it was built with an older GHC: as
>> such the dep resolution will be successful but the build will fail.
>
> Haskell packages use := for the GHC dep, so Paludis knows which GHC
> version they're built for.

Yes, but the problem is that you aren't able to use the already
installed packages with the new version of GHC.

-Markus



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