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The mission of the Haskell Special Interest Group is to maintain, grow, and guide the packaging of Haskell projects in Fedora.


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We have two mailing-lists:


We have an IRC channel #fedora-haskell on Freenode.


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Haskell Platform support

Fedora's Haskell Platform status is summarized here.

For more details see the Fedora haskell-platform community page.

  • Next release:
    • Rawhide currently has ghc-7.4.1 with haskell-platform-2012.2
      • should work in F17: e.g. sudo yum --enablerepo=rawhide update ghc\* (usual cautions apply)
  • Current releases:
    • F17 has haskell-platform-2011.4.0.0 with ghc-7.0.4
    • F16 has haskell-platform-2011.2.0.1 with ghc-7.0.4
    • EPEL6 has haskell-platform-2011.4 and ghc-7.0.4
    • EPEL5 has ghc-6.12.3
  • Former releases
    • F15 had haskell-platform-2011.2.0.0 with ghc-7.0.2
    • EPEL4 had ghc-6.8.3
    • F14 had haskell-platform-2010.2.0.0 with ghc-6.12.3
    • F13 had haskell-platform-2010.1.0.0 with ghc-6.12.1
    • F12 had haskell-platform-2009.2.0.2 with ghc-6.10.4
    • F11 had haskell-platform-2009.2.0.1 with ghc-6.10.3

See also the current Haskell Platform release schedule.


  • Update draft packaging guidelines for Haskell to the latest cabal2spec-0.25 templates
  • Features/GHC74 for F18
  • add haskell-platform packages to Upstream_release_monitoring#Package_Ignore_List
  • Haskell_Spin submit to Spins SIG
  • docsbeat
  • port cabal2spec package to haskell
  • Add %check sections for packages that have tests available
  • cabal/yum integration (cabal-rpm)
    • autogeneration of packages for a "testing" repository of all-of-hackage. Pull from this (with a human eye) to make Fedora packages.
  • A tool to check for dependency breakage for version updates in repo: packdeps/reverse and cblrepo exist
  • A tool to do automatic rebuild. Try to do it in koji or mock-build with a shell script or haskell script.
  • Automatically updated package dependency graph.
    • Need to have continuous build integration, eg automate dependency builds. Check reverse [1].
    • Koji supports maven now. It could have support for cabal as well.


New Package Process

Package reviews

All open haskell-devel package reviews which can be split into:

(Stats last updated 10 May 2012)


Non-review bugs, which can be split into:

All open Haskell bugs

See also the package review links in the Packaging section.

Current packages in Fedora

Haskell SIG packages in pkgdb

See package interdependencies for dependency graphs.


Info on singleton libraries.

SIG Members

Package owners:


Former contributors:


  • 2012-05-29: Fedora 17 ships with Haskell Platform 2011.4.0.0)
  • 2012-02-14: new haskell mailing-list for discussion
  • 2011-11-08: Fedora 16 ships with ghc-7.0.4 and all prof subpackages merged into devel
  • 2011-06-01: Fedora 15 ships with ghc-7.0.2
  • 2010-12-05: Fedora packages now listed on
  • 2010-11-02: Fedora 14 ships: all doc subpackages merged into devel
  • 2010-05-25: Fedora 13 ships with ghc-6.12.1 and shared ghc libraries
  • 2010-01-10: fedora-haskell-list becomes haskell-devel list at fedoraproject
  • 2009-09-29: haskell-platform added for f12
  • 2009-04-15: revised Packaging Guidelines accepted
  • 2008-09-17: initial Packaging Guidelines approved
  • 2008-02-13: fedora-haskell-list started
  • 2007-05-10: Fedora SIG formed
  • 2005-02-21: mailing-list starts
  • 2004-08-03: original Fedora Haskell project starts