cabal-install version on hackage

Ross Paterson ross at
Wed Dec 21 09:49:44 CET 2011

On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 05:34:33AM +0000, Levent Erkok wrote:
> I'm suffering from the issue reported in here:
> In brief, cabal
> had a bug that prevented it from running haddock successfully if a
> package contained both a library and an executable that depended on
> it. The good news is that the bug has been fixed, about 5 months ago
> in fact. Unfortunately, it looks like there hasn't been an official
> cabal-install release since. In any case, the version of cabal that
> hackage uses certainly does not have this fix included, hence packages
> that contain library+executable combos in the newer style fail to
> build on the hackage site.
> Is there a known workaround to this problem, short of dropping the
> "self" dependency in the cabal file?  Would it be too much to ask if
> hackage can upgrade it's cabal? Would that break further things?

Using a development version of cabal-install would run the risk of
breaking other packages.  A release that contains this fix would be

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