[Hackage] #445: Simple builds ignore .buildinfo

Hackage trac at galois.com
Tue Dec 22 09:15:00 EST 2009

#445: Simple builds ignore .buildinfo
  Reporter:  awick          |        Owner:         
      Type:  enhancement    |       Status:  closed 
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:  _|_    
 Component:  Cabal library  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal         |   Resolution:  wontfix
  Keywords:                 |   Difficulty:  normal 
Ghcversion:  6.8.3          |     Platform:         
Changes (by duncan):

  * status:  new => closed
  * resolution:  => wontfix


 Note that a related feature that I do want to implement is to allow, for
 development purposes only, a local per-package config file #556. This
 would let you save any/all flags that you can pass to `cabal configure`.
 For things like ghc-options, cc-options, this might be enough for what you

 Note as an additional workaround, if you really want to read .buildinfo
 files then you can modify the Setup.hs to do so:
 main = defaultMainWithHooks autoconfUserHooks {
          postConf = \_ _ _ _ -> return ()
 This means it will not try to run any `./configure` script but it will
 read the `.buildinfo` file.

 However I'm going to keep the Simple build type simple and not have it
 read externally generated `.buildinfo` files.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/445#comment:3>
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