packdeps: Check your cabal packages for lagging dependencies.

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This provides a library and command line tool for checking if the upper bounds in your package's dependency list excludes the newest package available. The code was originally available only as a web interface at, but is now available for standalone use as well.

The command line tool has an incredibly simple interface: simply pass it a list of cabal files, and it will tell you what dependencies- if any- are restricted.

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Versions [RSS] 0.0.0, 0.0.1,, 0.0.3,, 0.2.0, 0.3.0,,,,, 0.4.1, 0.4.2,, 0.4.3, 0.4.4, 0.4.5,,
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Dependencies base (>=4.14 && <5), bytestring (>=0.9), Cabal (>=3.2 && <3.3), containers (>=0.2), directory (>=1.0), filepath (>=1.1), optparse-applicative (>=0.14 && <0.17), packdeps, process, semigroups, split (>=, tar (>=0.4 && <0.6), text (>=0.7), time (>=1.1.4) [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Author Michael Snoyman <>
Maintainer Michael Snoyman <>
Revised Revision 1 made by MichaelSnoyman at 2020-08-14T06:11:36Z
Category Distribution
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Source repo head: git clone git://
Uploaded by MichaelSnoyman at 2020-07-27T08:56:49Z
Reverse Dependencies 1 direct, 0 indirect [details]
Executables packdeps
Downloads 16728 total (78 in the last 30 days)
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Check the upper bounds on a package to determine if there are newer versions of dependencies.