[Haskell-cafe] Cabal dependency hell

Daniel Fischer daniel.is.fischer at web.de
Sun Apr 11 16:20:30 EDT 2010

Am Sonntag 11 April 2010 18:43:30 schrieb Maciej Piechotka:
> >       * Build reporting in the hackage server
> >         The idea here is that cabal sends back anonymous reports to
> > the server to say if a package compiled or not, and against what
> > versions of dependencies. This would make it clearer to maintainers if
> > their dependency versions are correct. Additionally I think it would
> > be useful for hackage to provide tweaked .cabal files for packages
> > with updated constraints, even without new version uploads.
> >         We are proposing a GSoC project which would cover some of
> > this.
> Hmm. I guess there are 2 problems:
>  - Privacy problem. I don't want the software to call home with data
> without asking.

I think in the default cabal config, build-reporting would be turned off 
and you'd have to turn it on yourself. Turning it on by default wouldn't be 

>  - Spoofing problem. Someone can feed wrong data easily without chance
> of being discovered (for example to prove how grate 'haxor' he is).
> Regards

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