[Hackage] #409: Support for creating a static package repo

Hackage trac at galois.com
Wed Nov 19 05:29:11 EST 2008

#409: Support for creating a static package repo
  Reporter:  mnislaih            |        Owner:                 
      Type:  enhancement         |       Status:  new            
  Priority:  normal              |    Milestone:                 
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version:        
  Severity:  normal              |   Resolution:                 
  Keywords:                      |   Difficulty:  easy (<4 hours)
Ghcversion:  6.8.3               |     Platform:                 
Comment (by mnislaih):

 I bit the bullet and hacked cabal-install to support this.
 I extended cabal with a ''server'' command which expects to find the
 tar.gz files corresponding to packages in the current directory and will
 create the index file as well as the dir structure.

 As cabal-install now by default uses the new hackage server directory
 structure and not the one described in [HackageDB], my patch tries hard to
 produce the former structure, so to avoid the need to patch the clients

 A patch is attached. Although it is not very smart and will only work in
 Unix systems, it still could be useful to someone.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/409#comment:1>
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