[Hackage] #710: Track license-file

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Mon Aug 9 18:35:28 EDT 2010

#710: Track license-file
  Reporter:  elliottt       |        Owner:      
      Type:  enhancement    |       Status:  new 
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:      
 Component:  Cabal library  |      Version:  HEAD
  Severity:  normal         |     Keywords:      
Difficulty:  normal         |   Ghcversion:      
  Platform:                 |  

Comment(by duncan):

 I have to admit, I'm slightly confused here. As far as I can see, ghc-pkg
 does not currently support any license-file field, but these patches add
 support to ghc-pkg (and Cabal) for it. Am I missing something?

 If that's the case, then it changes the nature of the decision slightly,
 it's not just a matter of adding support for an existing feature, but of
 changing the standard Cabal-specified format that all compilers use for
 representing installed packages. That needs slightly more buy-in and
 support from the compiler authors.

 It also touches on the issue of what information the package databases
 should actually track (especially when it comes to installed files like
 documentation files, see #674).

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/710#comment:2>
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