Changes to GHC that will expose new packages

Ian Lynagh igloo at
Fri Mar 23 03:06:01 GMT 2012

On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 06:39:44PM -0700, Mark Lentczner wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 2:16 PM, Ian Lynagh <igloo at> wrote:
> > We don't have a way to hide packages currently. We can mark them as
> > hidden in ghc's package database, but that makes no difference as far as
> > Cabal is concerned.
> >
> I believe the current way of handling this kind of "hiding" is to make a
> duplicate of the package with "ghc-" in front of the package name,

We tried that, but it didn't work: People started depending on ghc-foo
instead of foo.


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