[Haskell-cafe] How to override binary package

☂Josh Chia (謝任中) joshchia at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 16:01:46 UTC 2022

I tried something similar using source-repository-package in a
cabal.project file and was able to override the binary package with my own
version. The problem seems to be a limitation with stack.

On Tue, Jun 14, 2022 at 11:42 PM Ruben Astudillo <ruben.astud at gmail.com>

> Hi Josh
> On 14-06-22 11:33, ☂Josh Chia (謝任中) wrote:
> > Given that binary is one of the packages that comes with GHC, it seems
> that
> > it can't be overridden with my own version using the standard ways (e.g.
> > extra-deps in stack.yaml), at least not easily.
> >
> > On GHC 9.2.3, using stack, I would like to use my own version from my
> > github repo. I've tried extra-deps referencing the github repo commit and
> > it did not work; judging by the behavior of some functions, I was still
> > getting the standard binary package instead of my own version. Is there a
> > way to override?
> Given that stack generates a .cabal file while trying to build your
> project,
> you could bypass stack after the initial run, modify the .cabal file
> directly (possibly with `cabal v2-freeze` and then use cabal directly.
> --
> Rubén. (pgp: 1E88 3AC4 89EB FA22)
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