Added RPM generation capability to Cabal

Ian Lynagh igloo at
Thu Feb 22 06:58:13 EST 2007

On Tue, Feb 20, 2007 at 03:52:30PM -0800, Isaac Jones wrote:
> This seems like really cool work, but what do folks think about adding
> OS-specific items like this to Cabal.  My stance has been that we
> should keep such tools external to Cabal, layered on top of Cabal so
> as to not clutter Cabal too much, and to make Cabal's interface to the
> outside world as good as possible.

FWIW, I agree.

Also, having the rpm code built with cabal will only ensure it keeps
compiling. I won't necessarily keep it correct, and in my experience it
is also common to see "temporary" (error "unhandled case")s appear in
such situations, where many contributors are not interested in the rpm
code, and are unable to easily test it.


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