[Hackage] #53: if cabal get update needs to run, say so

Hackage trac at galois.com
Tue Dec 18 06:02:26 EST 2007

#53: if cabal get update needs to run, say so
  Reporter:  ijones         |        Owner:  ijones   
      Type:  defect         |       Status:  new      
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:  Cabal-1.4
 Component:  cabal-install  |      Version:           
  Severity:  major          |   Resolution:           
  Keywords:                 |   Difficulty:  normal   
Ghcversion:  6.2.1          |     Platform:  Linux    
Comment (by duncan):

 This is actually a tricky problem. We cannot just go online any old time
 to update the index. We have to be able to fetch packages and install and
 re-install them later without having to go online.

 So the question is, what are the points when we would have to go online
 anyway and so it'd be ok to update the index. Are there enough of them, or
 should we just suggest to update when the index is older than N days.

 Can someone come up with a proposal?

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/53#comment:6>
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