[Haskell-cafe] GHC 6.10.1 and cabal[-install]

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Thu Nov 20 05:54:38 EST 2008

On Thu, 2008-11-20 at 10:41 +1300, Daniel McAllansmith wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 21:27:36 Duncan Coutts wrote:
> > It's even easier than that! Someone has done it already :-)
> >
> > http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/261
> >
> > Thu Aug 28 16:55:16 CEST 2008  Chry Cheng <chrycheng at gmail.com>
> >   * Marking packages deprecated
> >   Fixes ticket no. 261 as discussed in its annotations.  Packages with
> > "deprecated" "true" are excluded from the package list.  Packages with
> > "superseded by" tags provide links to their superseding packages in the
> > package page.
> Does "excluded from the package list" mean that deprecated packages won't show 
> up on http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/pkg-list.html ?

As I understand it, yes.

> If so, how does one go about finding and downloading deprecated packages?  
> Rely on the search function to find the package page?
> How do you get a comprehensive list of the deprecated packages that have 
> existed?

At the moment I think it would not be easy. You'd have to compare the
current index with the upload log to find the hidden pages.

> Perhaps there should be a deprecated-pkg-list.html page.
> If being superseded implies deprecation this page is also where the superseded 
> packages would go, with appropriate supersedes/superseded-by links between 
> them.

Sounds sensible.


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