[Haskell-cafe] Where is the CABAL file for haskell-platform 2010.2.0.0?

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Thu Jan 20 19:52:12 CET 2011

On 20/01/11 18:08, Albert Y. C. Lai wrote:
> On 11-01-20 10:38 AM, Magnus Therning wrote:
>> Where can I find the cabal file for 2010.2.0.0 until 2011.1.0.0 is formally
>> released (or will it be 2011.2.0.0 as the release plan says)?  Will the
>> CABAL file for 2010.2.0.0 not be available *at all* after 2011.x.0.0 is
>> released?
> Start from the real front page http://haskell.org/platform

Which redirects to http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/

> Click on the "Linux" link.
> Scroll down for either heading "Build from source" or "Build from cabal".
> There are links to tarballs. They are still 2010.2.0.0.
> Inside the tarballs is haskell-platform.cabal somewhere.

Thanks, but that's hardly an obvious route to find it.  See the full route I
followed further down.

> P.S. I am not sure why you are so fixated on the haskell-platform.cabal file
> itself. It is not like it is of any use outside the context of the full
> source code.

It's most definitely of use to me outside of the context of the full source
code, which is why I'm looking for it :-)

> P.P.S. I do not even know, by merely exploring links transitively beginning
> from the real front page, how to reach an url for haskell-platform.cabal
> alone. I infer that such an url is for internal use only.

Go to http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/ click on the link after the text
"Current stable release:".  You then end up on the page at
http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/changelog.html, now click on the first
link on that page, the one that's labelled "this Cabal file".


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