[darcs-users] darcs patch: Make utf8-string mandatory. (and 1 more)

Trent W. Buck twb at cybersource.com.au
Fri Jul 24 07:59:57 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 08:35:31AM +0100, Eric Kow wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 11:42:15 +1000, Trent W. Buck wrote:
>> Consider the case where a user reports a strange bug that none of
>> us can reproduce.  After weeks of discussion, it finally is
>> discovered that zlib 0.5.0 was installed on that user's system, so
>> cabal silently picked -f-zlib.  That user was using the internal
>> zlib instead of libHSzlib.
> Sold.  I'll apply the patch on my next round.  If we're wrong, we'll
> just have to pay the price of a messy rollback.

Datapoint I've just been informed of:

Systems that track haskell-platform aren't allowed to ship zlib because the current haskell-platform requires the EXACT
version 0.5.0.  The only exceptions are systems like cabal which allow
the same package to have multiple versions available concurrently.


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