can I indicate that an old version is not to be used, and some more questions

Henning Thielemann lemming at
Fri Jul 23 05:13:25 EDT 2010

On Fri, 23 Jul 2010, Sittampalam, Ganesh wrote:

> There's work going on in this area with the hackage 2 server, but I
> think it'll mostly come in the form of getting build reports after a
> package has been published, rather than having them rejected before
> publication. The more work the hackage server itself is expected to do,
> the harder it will be to maintain, so the proposed architecture is for
> other people to be able to submit build reports.

For me the best solution would neither be letting Hackage reject packages 
automatically, nor waiting for build report of others, but being able to 
run a dependency checker on my machine before uploading. Even today I use 
a script that tries to compile the package from the tarball before 
uploading. This way I can quickly spot files, that I forgot to include in 
the Cabal file. No need to wait for Hackage or other users. It would be 
nice to have this for version consistency, too.

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