[Haskell-cafe] Cabal hell (8.2.1,/Haskell Package/MacOS X)

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Fri Oct 6 03:37:59 UTC 2017

On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 11:13 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com>

> On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 10:48 PM, Albert Y. C. Lai <trebla at vex.net> wrote:
>> 2. "ghc-pkg field hashable abi-depends" for example and look at the
>> oddity "text-...=inplace" in contrast to more common ones like
>> "base-...=hexstring". This is why GHC says it can't find the right text for
>> hashable. (See also "ghc-pkg field base abi" and "ghc-pkg field text abi",
>> these are what GHC checks against.)
> There are already a couple of nasty bugs that were found in Cabal 2.0;
> this one might even be known already.

To be more clear: at least one case known of mis-registering a package.
This could be a case where, on later registering an inplace build (the
stuff in dist/), it's accidentally using the information from dist instead
of the correct information.

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