[Hackage] #655: for every install there should be an uninstall

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Wed May 18 02:10:48 CEST 2011

#655: for every install there should be an uninstall
  Reporter:  nr                  |        Owner:           
      Type:  enhancement         |       Status:  new      
  Priority:  normal              |    Milestone:           
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version:  
  Severity:  normal              |     Keywords:  uninstall
Difficulty:  unknown             |   Ghcversion:           
  Platform:                      |  

Comment(by guest):

 There are a few options, one of which might get you unstuck:

 You can reinstall a package:
 cabal install --reinstall haskell-src-exts-1.10.2

 Or you could use `ghc-pkg unregister` instead of `cabal uninstall ...`

 For a long term solution, I would recommend using `cabal-dev` to install
 packages in their own sandboxes where their dependencies won't affect the
 build of other things on your machine.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/655#comment:4>
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