[Haskell-cafe] Ongoing IHG work to improve Hackage security

Mikhail Glushenkov the.dead.shall.rise at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 14:34:04 UTC 2015


On 16 April 2015 at 16:08, Herbert Valerio Riedel <hvriedel at gmail.com> wrote:
> Being historically a tape-originating archive format, `tar` does support
> such destructive updates as a standard-feature by appended content.

Thanks, I understand this. My question was about whether cabal-install
supports this feature of tar (turns out, it does).

> Using this, we can actually have *all* historic .cabal revisions in the
> 00-index.tar file as hidden entries.

I don't think we do this right now, though.

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