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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.


Mailing list

We have a mailing-list haskell-devel (archives), since Feb 2008.


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

Haskell Platform support

Haskell Platform in Fedora status:

  • Next release:
    • F16 plans to ship haskell-platform-2011.2.0.x with ghc-7.0.4
  • Current releases:
    • F15 has haskell-platform-2011.2.0.0 with ghc-7.0.2
    • F14 has haskell-platform-2010.2.0.0 with ghc-6.12.3
    • F13 has haskell-platform-2010.1.0.0 with ghc-6.12.1
  • EPEL
    • EPEL6 has haskell-platform-2010.2.0.0 with ghc-6.12.3
    • EPEL5 has ghc-6.10.4
    • EPEL4 has ghc-6.8.3
  • Former releases
    • F12 had haskell-platform-2009.2.0.2 (ghc-6.10.4)
    • F11 had haskell-platform-2009.2.0.1 (ghc-6.10.3)


  • Features/GHC703 for F16
  • update PackagingDrafts/Haskell to latest macros/packaging [done: posted RFC]
  • move ghc_archs to rpm?
  • docsbeat
  • new mailing-list for discussion separate to bugzilla mails
  • move cabal2spec package to haskell branch
  • Add %check sections for packages that have tests available
  • cabal/yum integration (cabal-autopkg)
    • autogeneration of packages for a "testing" repository of all-of-hackage. Pull from this (with a human eye) to make Fedora packages.
  • Haskell_Spin submitted to Spins SIG
  • A tool to check for dependency breakage for version updates in repo
  • A tool to do automatic rebuild
  • Always updated package dependency graph.

Long running tasks

Add new packages added to the repo to [1]. Please note that packages in haskell-platform are not listed intentionally to avoid confusion.


Please use the latest cabal2spec package from koji when submitting packages.

The current Haskell Packaging Guidelines need updating to ghc-6.12. cabal2spec generates .spec files from cabal packages using up to date templates. After a package has been accepted please remember to include haskell-sig in the package SCM admin request.

Package reviews

You can use cabal2spec-diff when reviewing packages to check differences from the templates.

Package reviews tracker

Open Package reviews (CC fedora-haskell-list)

Closed Package reviews (CC fedora-haskell-list)

Package Wishlist

  • gitit
  • webkit, poppler, gstreamer
  • hakyll
  • happstack
  • snap


Open Haskell bugs

Current packages in Fedora

Haskell SIG packages in pkgdb

See package interdependencies for dependency graphs.


SIG Members

Packager owners:




  • 2011-06-01: Fedora 15 ships with ghc-7.0.2
  • 2010-12-05: Fedora packages now listed on
  • 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