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Update Haskell packages to Stackage LTS 11


Update the Haskell package set from Stackage LTS 10 to LTS 11. This updates a subset of the Haskell libraries and packages to newer versions.


  • Name: Jens Petersen, Fedora Haskell SIG
  • Email: <>
  • Release notes owner:

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 29
  • Last updated: 2018-07-26
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

The Haskell Stackage project provides consist sets of buildable packages from the upstream Hackage repository.

Stackage LTS 11 was released in March, it unlocks newer versions of a number of import Haskell libraries and other packages. GHC and its core libraries remain unchanged compared to LTS 10, so only about half the packages will need to be rebuild (about 200 version bumps and their reverse dependencies).

(The just released Stackage LTS 12 which has a major ghc version bump to 8.4.3 will wait for Fedora 30.)

Benefit to Fedora

Fedora users will have a newer version of Haskell Stackage LTS packages to use and develop on.


  • Proposal owners:
    • Bump the affected Haskell packages from LTS 10 to LTS 11 using cabal-rpm, rpmbuild-order and fedora-haskell-tools
    • Build them and their reverse dependencies for Rawhide (using f29-ghc sidetag to avoid disruption)
    • Push the builds to Rawhide
    • Verify the dependencies are consistent
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: #7654 (a check of impact with Release Engineering is needed)
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

  • sudo dnf install ghc-*-devel cabal-install
  • sudo dnf update ghc*
  • cabal install Favorite-Package

User Experience

The Fedora Haskell packages will be upgraded from Stackage LTS 10 to LTS 11 versions.


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks product? product


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release Notes