[Haskell-cafe] Re: Cabal dependency hell
zao at acc.umu.se
Fri Mar 12 08:38:05 EST 2010
On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 08:54:15AM -0800, Rogan Creswick wrote:
> (c) fix the unpacked version, and increment the version number by
> adding a new level of detail (so, 3.1.0 becomes 126.96.36.199). This
> version number never leaves my system -- it only exists to keep my
> cabal/ghc-pkg consistent!
A decent approach, except if the library in question is a core package
to the compiler or a library that those packages depend on.
I suffered some vast destruction doing the above to the Win32 package.
Apparently packages like directory depends on this, breaking GHC
irrecoverably if you try to propagate fixes.
I managed to limp along for a bit with constraints, but ended up wiping
the whole install and installing a clean one.
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