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

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
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
> packages?

If you can come up with a policy-compliant doc patch, I'm happy to
proceed with that.

Go for it!

-- Don

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