[arch-haskell] Creating binary and doc from the same PKGBUILD

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Sat Oct 12 07:35:20 UTC 2013

Matthew William Cox wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 06, 2009 at 12:07:35PM +0100, Magnus Therning wrote:
>> I think it'd be worthwhile to provide packages with haddock-generated
>> documentation for all haskell packages.  However, I'm not convinced that
>> the docs should be packaged with the binary components of the package.
> Generally, Arch users expect docs to come with the package as provided by
> upstream, and not as some separate package.
> Historically Arch stripped docs out of the packages, but that policy was
> reversed over a year ago. See the hue and cry over here:
> http://www.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/2008-April/005574.html

All right.  Then I'll instead try to modify cabal2arch to build docs as well.

The one thing that I _really_ want input on is the location of the docs

- GHC ships with docs located in /usr/share/doc/ghc/libraries/
- In that directory there's also a script (gen_contents_index) that will
   rebuild the index of all haddock docs located in subdirectories (it searches
   for */*.haddock).

So, is that location an acceptable location for docs of other haskell


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