[Hackage] #612: cabal fetch without recursive package download

Hackage trac at galois.com
Fri Nov 27 16:14:27 EST 2009

#612: cabal fetch without recursive package download
  Reporter:  guest               |        Owner:         
      Type:  enhancement         |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  normal              |    Milestone:         
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal              |     Keywords:         
Difficulty:  unknown             |   Ghcversion:         
  Platform:                      |  
 Sometimes I want to install a package from Hackage and the dependencies
 cannot be satisfied. Thus 'cabal install' refuses to work. Now I like to
 download the package in order to inspect the Cabal file. Sometimes it
 contains switches that may reduce dependencies, or I can add such
 switches, say because the offending dependencies only apply to the test
 executables or examples. However, also 'cabal fetch' refuses to work,
 because the dependencies cannot be resolved. Thus I like to say something
 like 'cabal fetch --disable-recursive-download package'.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/612>
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