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

Jason Dagit dagit at codersbase.com
Fri Jul 24 14:33:11 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 12:59 AM, Trent W. Buck <twb at cybersource.com.au>wrote:

> 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.

What do you mean "that track haskell-platform"?  Are you saying that if
someone apt-get installs the haskell platform that they are forced to have
zlib 0.5.0?

> http://bugs.debian.org/538098

"An error occurred. Error was: No bug number "

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