[Haskell-cafe] Cabal install fails due to recent HUnit

Bryan O'Sullivan bos at serpentine.com
Mon Aug 27 19:52:59 CEST 2012

On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 9:57 AM, Erik Hesselink <hesselink at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm seeing this again, on abstract-deque-0.1.6. Ross, can you fix it again?

Hang on a second.

The reason you're seeing build breakage is that the .cabal files of the
broken packages were edited in-place without communicating with any of the
package authors.

I understand that the collective intentions around this were good, but by
"fixing" things without telling anyone, package maintainers have no way to
know that anything has happened. Now we are seeing the problem begin to
recur as people issue new releases that don't incorporate those changes.

So. Let's have a little conversation about how to handle this sustainably
before wasting more of Ross's time.
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