Broken head

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at
Wed Aug 8 11:19:29 EDT 2007

Manuel M T Chakravarty wrote:

> An automated system would be cool, but it'd require some effort to set 
> up.  In the meantime, we should probably go with SimonM's proposal and 
> just make GHC use a subset-branch of the main Cabal repo.  Pulling 
> changes over into GHC's Cabal branch would be a manual process, which 
> would involve running validate.  Especially, if, as you wrote, you guys 
> are currently looking at breaking changes, that would be fairly urgent.  
> I'd rather not have another round of the GHC build breaking every week.

I've just made GHC's Cabal into a branch.  The main Cabal repo is

and GHC's branch is

(the latter used to be a symbolic link to the former, now they're separate 
repos).  Can Cabal developers check that they're using the main Cabal repo 
when pushing, please?


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