[Haskell-cafe] Experiences with cabal-install and Hackage
stephen.tetley at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 12:23:32 EDT 2010
On 22 July 2010 16:56, Thomas DuBuisson <thomas.dubuisson at gmail.com> wrote:
> The hackage build logs can be misleading - many system specific
> packages may or may not build on hackage because it just isn't the
> right OS. Still other packages require particular C libraries that
> the hackage server doesn't have. For these reasons the build reports
> will come from end developer systems (see linked blog).
Presumably you can only get false negatives - i.e. "correct" packages
failing to build due to missing C libraries, or depending on Haskell
libraries at different version numbers to the build server?
>>> Isak Hansen:
>>> How about taking it one step further, actually "hiding" unmaintained
>>> packages after a grace period?
Hiding unmaintained libraries seems contrary to Hackage's spirit - if
you want to depend on an unmaintained library why not volunteer to be
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