How not to indirectly depend on multiple versions of the same package?

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Fri Oct 9 08:02:17 EDT 2009

On Thu, 2009-10-08 at 20:24 +0200, Bas van Dijk wrote:
> Hello,
> My usb package fails to build on hackage:
> usb depends both on bytestring and text but text also depends on
> bytestring. Now, during configuring, a different bytestring version is
> choosen than the one text was build with:


> If not, what is the best way to get my package to build on hackage?

There's really no sensible way to do it. This is one of the problems
that the new server will solve.


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