[Hackage] #639: 'source-repository' should not necessarily require 'cabal-version >= 1.6'

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Wed Feb 24 04:38:42 EST 2010

#639: 'source-repository' should not necessarily require 'cabal-version >= 1.6'
  Reporter:  andersk        |        Owner:      
      Type:  enhancement    |       Status:  new 
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:      
 Component:  Cabal library  |      Version:  HEAD
  Severity:  normal         |     Keywords:      
Difficulty:  unknown        |   Ghcversion:      
  Platform:                 |  
 `Distribution.PackageDescription.Check` has this check:
     -- check use of "source-repository" section
   , checkVersion [1,6] (not (null (sourceRepos pkg))) $
       PackageDistInexcusable $
            "The 'source-repository' section is new in Cabal-1.6. "
         ++ "Unfortunately it messes up the parser in earlier Cabal
 versions "
         ++ "so you need to specify 'cabal-version: >= 1.6'."

 However, I’ve found that Cabal 1.2 can successfully parse a cabal file
 with a 'source-repository' section (with a warning), _if_ that section is
 at the end of the file.  Perhaps the check could be loosened to allow (and
 suggest) this?

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/639>
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