Cabal question: Generated data files

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at
Wed Aug 20 09:23:06 EDT 2008

Hi Alfonso,

> That alternative has a big disadvantage. People pulling patches which
> change the database format won't rebuild the databases (they where
> already there from a previous installation) and will end up having a
> broken installation.

I realise that, I'm hoping to do it like a "make" based thing, to some
degree. I'm just trying to work around Cabal bug
(, then I can make
the databases regenerate if the .exe is newer.



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