mtl-2.1 severly broken, cabal needs blacklisting
danburton.email at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 17:39:35 CET 2012
Mixed feelings here. I personally subscribe to the philosophy of "do one
thing and do it well"; perhaps this sort of functionality would be better
delegated to a new "curation" tool such as the one described in Michael
Snoyman's recent blog post.
-- Dan Burton (801-513-1596)
On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 9:27 AM, Andreas Abel <andreas.abel at ifi.lmu.de>wrote:
> After 2 days of shrinking 251 modules of source code to a few lines I
> realized that modify in MonadState causes <<loop>> in mtl-2.1.
> The bug has been fixed, apparently seven month ago.
> However, the "malicious" mtl-2.1 still lingers on: it is available from
> hackage and installed in many systems.
> This calls for a means of blacklisting broken or malicious packages.
> cabal update
> should also pull a blacklist of packages that will never be selected by
> cabal install (except maybe by explicit user safety overriding).
> I think such a mechanism is not only necessary for security purposes, but
> also to safe the valuable resources of our community.
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