[Hackage] #525: The install functions copy N executables N times

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Tue Mar 17 06:14:08 EDT 2009

#525: The install functions copy N executables N times
  Reporter:  np                   |        Owner:      
      Type:  defect               |       Status:  new 
  Priority:  high                 |    Milestone:      
 Component:  Cabal library        |      Version:  HEAD
  Severity:  major                |     Keywords:      
Difficulty:  very easy (<1 hour)  |   Ghcversion:      
  Platform:                       |  
 The patch:

   Fri Aug 24 17:27:49 CEST 2007  Duncan Coutts <duncan at haskell.org>
     * Only create includes and bin dirs if necessary
     For includes, don't list the include dir in the package registration
     info unless we're actually going to install some include files.
     So we should create fewer pointless empty directories. See bug #97.

 in particular this hunk:
     -GHC.installExe verbosity binPref buildPref pkg_descr
     +withExe pkg_descr $ \_ ->
     +  GHC.installExe verbosity binPref buildPref pkg_descr

 introduced a bug in the case of packages with multiple executables
 (notable h4sh has 42 executables, leading to 1764 calls to cp/strip).
 The withExe is performed twice, once here and once in Dist.Simple.GHC.

 I attach a simple patch that fixes this problem by using hasExes insted of

 Doing the same with 'withLib' in case of future multiple libraries
 and renaming 'withExe' to 'withExes' would be nice also use these patches
 as you wish.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/525>
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