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

Stephen Tetley 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
the maintainer.

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