[Hackage] #482: survey ./configure scripts in hackage packages

Hackage trac at galois.com
Sun Feb 1 12:10:03 EST 2009

#482: survey ./configure scripts in hackage packages
  Reporter:  duncan         |        Owner:     
      Type:  task           |       Status:  new
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:     
 Component:  miscellaneous  |      Version:     
  Severity:  normal         |     Keywords:     
Difficulty:  normal         |   Ghcversion:     
  Platform:  Windows        |  
 Many packages use `./configure` scripts which make them hard to use on
 Windows as it requires MSYS. Ideally packages could do these custom checks
 in `Setup.hs` scripts or very common checks might be possible in the
 Simple build system itself.

 This task is to do a survey of the packages on hackage that use
 `./configure` scripts and identify the most common checks that they are
 doing. Specifically we would like to know what number of `./configure`
 scripts could be eliminated by implementing various features in Cabal
 (either to do the checks directly or to make it easier to do the checks in
 per-package `Setup.hs` scripts).

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/482>
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