[Hackage] #480: "cabal list" fails after "cabal update"

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Fri Jan 30 04:53:12 EST 2009

#480: "cabal list" fails after "cabal update"
  Reporter:  guest          |        Owner:         
      Type:  defect         |       Status:  closed 
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:         
 Component:  Cabal library  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal         |   Resolution:  wontfix
  Keywords:                 |   Difficulty:  unknown
Ghcversion:  6.8.3          |     Platform:  Mac OS 
Changes (by duncan):

  * status:  new => closed
  * resolution:  => wontfix


 Yes, the problem is that the version of cabal-install you're using is
 using the older Cabal library that cannot parse some of the constructs in
 newer .cabal files. That's why updating to the latest version solves the
 problem. There is no reason not to upgrade so that is the recommended

 For the future we should try to make it handle packages that need later
 versions of Cabal in a more graceful way. See #419.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/480#comment:1>
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