Haddock source tar file name

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Mon Oct 16 15:23:08 EDT 2006

On Mon, 2006-10-16 at 12:36 +0100, Simon Marlow wrote:
> Sven Panne wrote:
> > I've just seen that the .spec file has been changed for Haddock 0.8, but I am 
> > a bit unhappy about that change. The change was that the source tar file is 
> > not "haddock-0.8.tar.gz" anymore, but "haddock-0.8-src.tar.gz". Although I 
> > can partly understand the reasoning behind the "-src", I'd like to vote 
> > against this change for the simple reason that Cabal's sdist does not use it 
> > and generates the "old" name. Therefore I have reverted the patch vote for 
> > repackaging Haddock 0.8 before it's too late and confusion arises. Let's 
> > fully use Cabal for building the source distributions and binaries without 
> > any obscure special cases...
> > 
> > I would have objected earlier, but the commits/pushes to the tools don't cause 
> > a commit email. Could this be changed, too?
> Thanks for pointing this out.  I didn't use sdist to produce the Haddock 0.8 
> distributions, but I will for the next release, and I'll make sure this problem 
> doesn't crop up with the Happy & Alex releases.

And if anyone wants to make cabal's sdist include pre-built .hs versions
of happy/alex .y/.x files then that'd be great. Currently that's a
manual step.


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