peteg42 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 00:24:11 EDT 2008
On 25/04/2008, at 12:49 AM, Duncan Coutts wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-04-24 at 19:32 +0700, Peter Gammie wrote:
>> Does this work?
> The LICENCE file would actually have to exist at ../ relative to the
> location of the .cabal file.
It does, that's what gets copied to the wrong place.
> sdist would fail of course since no files to go into the tarball can
> outside of the project directory.
I don't use sdist.
>> On install, I think Cabal copies it to the parent of the correct
> Right, it'd copy it to $distdir/../LICENCE
Yes, that's what I'm worried about.
This semantics seems wrong to me; the licence is a file, nothing more.
I feel you should copy it like so (excuse my UNIX):
cp $LICENCE $DEST_DIR/`basename $LICENCE`
... but feel free to do whatever makes the most sense to you, of course.
>> I use this short hand so I don't have 10 BSD3's lying around.
> I would not recommend doing this. Use a symlink instead.
I'd love to, but darcs doesn't understand symlinks. So I guess I'm
back to having 10 BSD3's.
BTW this is an idiom I inherited from Herr Bringert, who might now
want to adjust his many .cabals...
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