[Hackage] #722: Data-Files cabal directive should support directories

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Mon Aug 2 01:39:55 EDT 2010

#722: Data-Files cabal directive should support directories
  Reporter:  cygnus         |        Owner:                                  
      Type:  enhancement    |       Status:  new                             
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:                                  
 Component:  Cabal library  |      Version:                                  
  Severity:  normal         |     Keywords:  recursive directories data sdist
Difficulty:  unknown        |   Ghcversion:                                  
  Platform:                 |  
 It should be possible to use the `Data-Files` directive to include whole
 directories (recursively) in source distributions.  In many cases it's
 impossible or cumbersome to list all of the files one would like to
 install, and it seems to me that nobody should have to do that if what
 they really mean is, "install everything in that-data-dir/."

 In implementation terms, this doesn't strike me as too tricky; after the
 wildcard parsing that already happens, detect whether the files to be
 copied are in fact directories and copy them recursively as such.

 I'm more than willing to hack on this.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/722>
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