Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Tue Mar 8 15:39:58 CET 2011

On 08/03/11 07:46, Kazu Yamamoto (山本和彦) wrote:
> Hello,
> The release note of GHC 7.0.2 says:
> ----
> bin-package-db
>      This is an internal package, and should not be used.
> ----
> What is the intention of this change?
> The author of "cabal-delete" hesitates to register "cabal-delete" into
> HackageDB due to this words.
> Shouldn't a package-maintenance command even use this package? If so,
> what package should be used?

This package is used internally by ghc-pkg and ghc to read and write the 
binary package database cache, it shouldn't be necessary for anyone else 
to use it - just invoke ghc-pkg to do any operations on the database.


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