[Haskell-cafe] Cabal install fails due to recent HUnit
ross at soi.city.ac.uk
Mon Aug 27 22:22:39 CEST 2012
On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 09:03:18PM +0100, Brent Yorgey wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 10:52:59AM -0700, Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
> > 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.
> For the record, abstract-deque was neither one of the packages fixed
> previously, nor does its .cabal file even contain a test section at
> all, much less one with a conditional.
It did a couple of hours ago.
> But I
> agree with Bryan in principle that we need a more principled approach.
Yes, and Cabal is the place to test for this.
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