[Haskell] Re: Trying to install binary-0.4

Ian Lynagh igloo at earth.li
Sun Oct 14 12:48:40 EDT 2007

On Sun, Oct 14, 2007 at 05:19:31PM +0200, Udo Stenzel wrote:
> Ian Lynagh wrote:
> > People interested in making it easy to use new versions of packages with
> > old compiler releases can make a small script that installs empty Cabal
> > packages called bytestring, containers, array, etc.
> That completely misses the fact that bytestring cannot be upgraded, no
> matter how many fake packages are available.

Ah, you mean the problem is that it really does depend on some change in
bytestring (the internal API?), rather than just having a dependency on
the bytestring package?

Then yes, things are not so easy. Part of the motivation for splitting
up base is so that this sort of thing is easier in the future.


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