[Hackage] #283: install command doesn't install dist/doc/users-guide/

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Wed May 28 10:30:19 EDT 2008

#283: install command doesn't install dist/doc/users-guide/
  Reporter:  Misha Aizatulin <avatar at hot.ee>  |        Owner:                     
      Type:  defect                           |       Status:  new                
  Priority:  normal                           |    Milestone:                     
 Component:  Cabal library                    |      Version:  HEAD               
  Severity:  normal                           |   Resolution:                     
  Keywords:                                   |   Difficulty:  very hard (<1 week)
Ghcversion:  6.8.2                            |     Platform:                     
Comment (by guest):

 There are two tasks: building the documentation and installing it. As for
 building, it is surely good to support widely known formats, but I think
 the developer should always have the option to do something else (say via
 a hook). It is not possible to anticipate all the possible types of
 documentation that the developers are going to come up with. Suppose for
 instance if someone writes an alternative to haddock and uses it to
 process its own documentation.

 As to installing the documentation, it seems to be rather easy: just copy
 the contents of /dist/doc to $docdir. This can be done independently of
 how the documentation was built. Or am I missing something?

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/283#comment:3>
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