[Hackage] #609: ghc-pkg dump encoding

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Sun Nov 22 18:18:08 EST 2009

#609: ghc-pkg dump encoding
  Reporter:  igloo          |        Owner:         
      Type:  defect         |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:         
 Component:  Cabal library  |      Version:  HEAD   
  Severity:  normal         |   Resolution:         
  Keywords:                 |   Difficulty:  unknown
Ghcversion:                 |     Platform:         
Comment (by duncan):

 Replying to [comment:3 igloo]:
 > Whatever we decide should happen in the future, existing installations
 may have non-UTF-8 package databases.

 ghc and ghc-pkg do not have to deal with existing non-utf8 package dbs
 because they only read/write them for package dbs for ghc 6.12. Cabal may
 have to if cabal-install is built with 6.12 but used with `ghc-pkg-6.10

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/609#comment:4>
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