[Hackage] #251: link to the latest version of a package tar file

Hackage trac at galois.com
Thu Feb 28 09:24:26 EST 2008

#251: link to the latest version of a package tar file
  Reporter:  ross at soi.city.ac.uk  |        Owner:         
      Type:  enhancement          |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  normal               |    Milestone:         
 Component:  HackageDB website    |      Version:
  Severity:  normal               |   Resolution:         
  Keywords:                       |   Difficulty:  normal 
Ghcversion:  6.8.2                |     Platform:         
Comment (by duncan):

 I'd tend to agree with Thomas that having a single link doesn't help
 automation since you do not know when it changes. The index of course does
 tell you when new versions are available and it tells you for every
 package in one download.

 One doesn't have to use cabal-install for this purpose. For example gentoo
 has a tool to compare a gentoo package repository with the hackage
 collection to list packages that are out of date. We wrote it in Haskell
 but something much simpler using bash + wget + tar + find would be fairly
 straightforward too I expect.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/251#comment:3>
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