FreeBSD Port: ghc-6.6.1
nominolo at googlemail.com
Tue Jul 17 21:20:09 UTC 2007
in its current form the ghc port depends on many X-related packages
which makes it depend on xorg-7.2. As I want to install it on my
server I was hoping I could avoid that (also it requires quite some
manuel steps, thus makes it not straight-forward). AFAIK, from 6.6.1
on GHC does not need to be built with all packages anymore, but
rather contains of a few base packages and so-called "extra-libs".
I therefore suggest that the ghc port be split up into a ghc or ghc-
base port, and a ghc-extra-libs port. This way, it is should be
possible to build ghc with much fewer dependencies (and more quickly).
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