[Hackage] #301: No way to reinstall current version of a package

Hackage trac at galois.com
Fri Jun 20 15:33:41 EDT 2008

#301: No way to reinstall current version of a package
  Reporter:  guest                |        Owner:         
      Type:  enhancement          |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  normal               |    Milestone:         
 Component:  cabal-install tool   |      Version:
  Severity:  normal               |     Keywords:         
Difficulty:  very easy (<1 hour)  |   Ghcversion:  6.8.3  
  Platform:                       |  
 cabal-install currently offers no way of reinstalling a version of a
 package which is already installed. If one has been messing around with
 libraries behind Cabal's back, this might be useful, if for no other
 reason than to assuage one's worries regarding link errors.

 Ideally a flag `--force` or whatever could be given to `cabal upgrade` and
 `cabal install`, which would make bypass the check for whether the package

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/301>
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