[Hackage] #427: how to access temporary build-files/logs?

Hackage trac at galois.com
Tue Dec 16 20:16:59 EST 2008

#427: how to access temporary build-files/logs?
  Reporter:  claus          |        Owner:         
      Type:  enhancement    |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:         
 Component:  Cabal library  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal         |   Resolution:         
  Keywords:                 |   Difficulty:  normal 
Ghcversion:  6.8.3          |     Platform:         
Comment (by claus):

 Replying to [comment:1 duncan]:
 > I'm not sure how it would help users experiment with patched files since
 presumably we have to unpack the tarball from fresh, the idea of randomly
 re-using old build temporary trees makes me rather nervous.

 Nothing random there, just the ability to continue from the point of
 failure. Your build log tells you what commands cabal used. One of them
 failed. You edit the command line to see whether you can fix the issue.
 But to run and test the modified commandline, you need the temporary build
 directory in the state in which that previous command failed. Once your
 modified command succeeds, you know whether you need to fix your package
 or cabal or ghc or ..

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/427#comment:2>
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