[Hackage] #217: Main modules in .hsc files are not included in sdist

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Thu Jan 31 10:02:54 EST 2008

#217: Main modules in .hsc files are not included in sdist
  Reporter:  gwern          |        Owner:           
      Type:  defect         |       Status:  reopened 
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:  Cabal-1.4
 Component:  Cabal library  |      Version:  
  Severity:  normal         |   Resolution:           
  Keywords:                 |   Difficulty:  normal   
Ghcversion:  6.8.2          |     Platform:           
Comment (by duncan):

 Fixed but not yet documented.

 Thu Jan 31 11:49:09 GMT 2008  Duncan Coutts <duncan at haskell.org>
   * Find original sources for main-is when creating sdist
   Also add a package sanity check that main-is must specify a .hs or .lhs
   So the bahaviour is now that main-is specifies the main source file,
 even if
   that is generated by a pre-processor. This isn't really a change in
   since previously if you specified main-is: main.hsc then it would try to
   pass the .hsc file to ghc dirctly which would not work. For ticket #14
   were fixed to that it would look for main.hsc if you used main-is:
 main.hs an
   that file did not exist directy. This completes the other half, of
   being able to make a src distribution. So this should fix bug #217.
   Note that this still needs some work, we do not run platform-independent
   preprocessors and put the result into the tarball for main-is files.
   Generally, main-is has been the second class citizen compared to normal
   modules. We should try and refactor so both use the same code paths.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/217#comment:11>
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