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<div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 08/13/12 22:19, Gregory Guthrie
<pre wrap="">Thanks, I'll try that, but it looks like it could be a lot of maintenance and manual cleanup!
I haven't knowingly done any manual upgrades of core packages, but I have done "update"s as asked by cabal when it thinks the database is getting old. I have had such pedestrian usage that I would not have expected to have goofed up the database! :-)
Cabal seems to be more troublesome that other various <b>package managers</b> like apt, etc...</pre>
Please see this:
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://ivanmiljenovic.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/repeat-after-me-cabal-is-not-a-package-manager/">http://ivanmiljenovic.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/repeat-after-me-cabal-is-not-a-package-manager/</a><br>
But yes, cabal or not, I agree that there should be a better system
for managing haskell packages, like pip, gem or cpan... but that
boils down to the problem that some has to do it, and people who are
able to do it** are often too busy for that.<br>
** and that doesn't include me, as I'm just starting to explore
Haskell on my spare time.<br>
All in all, cabal suits me even with its idiosyncrasies. <br>