zip-archive: preferred and deprecated versions
Preferred and deprecated versions can be used to influence Cabal's decisions about which versions of zip-archive to install. If a range of versions is preferred, it means that the installer won't install a non-preferred package version unless it is explicitly specified or if it's the only choice the installer has. Deprecating a version adds a range which excludes just that version. All of this information is collected in the preferred-versions file that's included in the index tarball. [maintainers: edit]
If all the available versions of a package are non-preferred or deprecated, cabal-install will treat this the same as if none of them are. This feature doesn't affect whether or not to install a package, only for selecting versions after a given package has decided to be installed. Entire-package deprecation is also available, but it's separate from preferred versions.
zip-archive has no preferred version ranges.
Explicitly deprecated versions for zip-archive include: 0.2.3, 0.2.3.1The version range given to this package, therefore, is <0.2.3 || >0.2.3 && <0.2.3.1 || >0.2.3.1
Blue versions are normal versions. Green are those out of any preferred version ranges. Gray are deprecated.
0.1, 0.1.1, 0.1.1.1, 0.1.1.2, 0.1.1.3, 0.1.1.4, 0.1.1.5, 0.1.1.6, 0.1.1.7, 0.1.1.8, 0.1.2.1, 0.1.3, 0.1.3.1, 0.1.3.2, 0.1.3.3, 0.1.3.4, 0.1.4, 0.2, 0.2.1, 0.2.2, 0.2.2.1, 0.2.3, 0.2.3.1, 0.2.3.2, 0.2.3.3, 0.2.3.4