[Hackage] #227: cabal-install does consider build-tools as dependencies

Hackage trac at galois.com
Mon Jun 16 15:41:26 EDT 2008

#227: cabal-install does consider build-tools as dependencies
  Reporter:  guest               |        Owner:  duncan  
      Type:  defect              |       Status:  assigned
  Priority:  normal              |    Milestone:          
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version: 
  Severity:  normal              |   Resolution:          
  Keywords:                      |   Difficulty:  normal  
Ghcversion:  6.8.2               |     Platform:          
Comment (by darrint):

 Seems like what you need is to be able to determine which packages provide
 which executables. Alex, for instance, declares that it provides an
 executable by that name. For the next release of cabal-install, maybe
 change the package repository metadata format to include more (all?) the
 cabal info instead of a file list. That will allow you to solve more
 situations and do a full install plan up front.

 Would that work?

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/227#comment:3>
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