[Debian-haskell] Build dependencies too tight?

Ian Lynagh igloo at earth.li
Sun Mar 9 19:29:36 GMT 2008

On Sun, Mar 09, 2008 at 06:42:55PM +0000, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> > > I would think it saves us some work this way.
> > 
> > Why's that?
> I would like to fix a bug in xmonad, but when I build xmonad, I have to
> manually upload a new xmonad-contrib packages (involving changelog
> bumps, re-generating control, building, uploading – all routine, but
> still troulbe and a time waster). If we could (cheaply, or even
> automatically) do binNMUs, this wouldn’t be such a big deal.

Right, so which is better depends on whether it is easier to do 1 source
upload, or to trigger a binNMU on every arch.

In some cases you'll want to rebuild some or all of the dependent
packages for testing, of course.

> > We'd need to generate the strict binary-deps on the Cabal package at
> > build time rather than in "debian/rules update-generated-files".
> Yes, but that’d be possible? After all, it’s similar to what
> dpkg-shlibdebs does, right?

Yes, it's certainly possible.


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