[Haskell-cafe] Experiences with cabal-install and Hackage

Isak Hansen isak.hansen at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 03:52:01 EDT 2010

On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 9:16 AM, Ketil Malde <ketil at malde.org> wrote:
> I've rather recently started to use cabal-install to install packages
> from Hackage.  Unfortunately, so far many packages fail to install.  I
> try to email authors/maintainers, but when I check build logs on
> Hackage, I discover that some of these packages have failed building for
> some time.
> Wouldn't it make sense to provide automated notification of the package
> author when a package fails to build?  I certainly would like to know
> about it, but of course, I never remember to check back to see.

How about taking it one step further, actually "hiding" unmaintained
packages after a grace period?

Unless the user runs cabal with an --include-deprecated option, or something.


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