[Hackage] #444: Simple builds ignore .buildinfo

Hackage trac at galois.com
Wed Jan 7 14:22:42 EST 2009

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

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

Old description:

> It would be convenient if Simple builds would look for buildinfo files,
> instead of just ignoring them. It's sometimes convenient to have the
> configure script run as a separate phase (for example, when you're
> configuring a bunch of separate cabal packages) instead of re-running the
> same configure tests every time, and this would help.
> There's an obvious workaround (setting the type to 'Configure' and then
> adding an empty 'configure' script), but this is tedious.
> I've attached a simple example. The .buildinfo file tells Cabal to build
> Test2 in addition to Test1. If you set the type to Simple, it only builds
> Test1. If you set it to 'Configure', it runs the empty configure script
> and then builds both Test1 and Test2. It'd be nicer if 'Simple' caused
> both Test1 and Test2 to be built, as well.

New description:

 Sorry, duplicate of #445

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/444#comment:1>
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