Ticket #392 (closed enhancement: fixed)
Use the constraint solver for cabal configure
|Reported by:||duncan||Owned by:|
Currently cabal install and cabal upgrade use the constraint solver to select the dependencies while cabal configure just selects the highest version of each package.
That means it sometimes picks bad combinations where cabal install would do something smarter. It also means it does not use preferences like base < 4.
However for cabal configure it's important that the solver not fail and prevent configuring at all. If the solver cannot find a consistent solution we should probably warn and fall back to the existing behavior. We may also want to prevent cabal configure from picking anything other than the current installed packages. Though again that's likely to increase the chance of failure.
Perhaps if there is no solution for the current installed packages then it should check if there would be a solution if we allowed re-installs and if so say so in the warning message. If not fall back to the highest versions of everything as now.