Should HEAD of Cabal be depending on the new library world
Donald Bruce Stewart
dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Fri Jul 6 00:28:36 EDT 2007
> Hi, all -
> I just pulled a backlog of changes from the HEAD of the Cabal repo, and
> now I can no longer build Cabal with ghc 6.6.1. This makes working with
> it while running GHC 6.6.1 a bit awkward, so my poor cabal-rpm tool is
> stuck in a limbo where I can't easily build it except against a manually
> hacked copy of Cabal.
> Is there any chance that we could bless some revision of Cabal that will
> compile with GHC 6.6.1, give it a name, and then go back and resplit
> things in preparation for future greatness?
> If people see some value in this, I can do the necessary legwork.
This seems a bug, if anything. Standalone cabal shouldn't depend on
packages not available on hackage.
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