[Haskell-cafe] Re: 2008-10-12 Hackage status with GHC 6.10 release
duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Mon Oct 13 14:27:55 EDT 2008
On Mon, 2008-10-13 at 10:54 -0700, Don Stewart wrote:
> > Don Stewart wrote:
> > >Note that these builds are with "soft deps", provided on hackage,
> > >
> > > base < 4
> > > parsec < 3
> > > HaXml == 1.13.*
> > > QuickCheck < 2
> > >
> > >which train cabal-install to build a larger set of packages.
> > Will this happen automatically somehow, or will users have to do this
> > manually?
> Yes, Duncan and Ross have modified the scripts on hackage, so that a
> "preferred-versions" file is included in the Hackage index.
There was a day and a half or so when this change got accidentally
reverted due to some mis-communication between myself and Ross (my
fault). It's all fixed up now.
Currently these preferred version are only taken into account by "cabal
install" not "cabal configure" (though that's an obvious improvement to
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