cabal-rpm update and ghc-7.7

Garrett Mitchener garrett.mitchener at
Tue Oct 8 13:06:49 UTC 2013

Speaking of -static packages, what about libffi?

-- Garrett Mitchener

On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 5:56 AM, Jens Petersen <petersen at> wrote:

> Hi,
> Let me share a little news on cabal-rpm and ghc development:
> I have just released cabal-rpm-0.8.6 (currently Fedora updates has 0.8.3).
> The total changes are:
> - use repoquery to determine extra C library dependencies
> - quote "pkgconfig(foo)" for rpm query and yum install
> - show sudo command before sudo password prompt appears
> - exclude hsc2hs from build tool deps
> - devel provides ghc-<pkg>-static
> - drop release from initial changelog entry for packager to add an entry
> - do not try to fetch tarball for a darcs or git source dir
> - make cblrpm-diff quieter
> In the next release I will probably change to using explicit %files
> (ie drop the use of generated filelists (they are highly predictably).
> I have been doing some test building of ghc-7.7 in preparation
> for the coming ghc-7.8 release.  Some good news is that it seems
> ghc will shared dyn libraries on all architectures (see the
> latest untested ARM packages in
> This should help simplify the packaging going forward
> with not having to worry about whether or not there are
> shared libs or not depending on the arch.  Additionally
> it seems ghc is longer so dependent on static libraries
> so I am planning to add -static subpackages to F21 for ghc-7.8.
> I built a newer snapshot I created yesterday and uploaded it
> to .
> Jens
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