cabal and platform-independent haskell installation management (again) (Re: [Haskell-cafe] Re: Ubuntu and ghc)

Darrin Thompson darrinth at
Wed Jun 4 11:14:46 EDT 2008

On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 10:14 AM, Claus Reinke <claus.reinke at> wrote:
> - it isn't sufficient to worry about installation management,
>   one has to worry about integration, lifetime and uninstall
>   management as well. in short, maintain the dependency
>   graphs over any of "install"/"upgrade"/"uninstall".

It's sufficient to worry about the problem at hand. Everything you've
mentioned can be done incrementally once the depsolver is happy.

After that it's quite likely that the set of people who care about
lifetimes and integration stuff will intersect with the people who
want to work on said stuff.


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