"Cabal ignores ld-options?" - 2011 remix

Ryan Newton rrnewton at gmail.com
Sun Jan 30 11:20:20 CET 2011

Oops, sent this to Cafe but it's more appropriate for cabal-devel.

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From: Ryan Newton <rrnewton at gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 4:54 AM
Subject: "Cabal ignores ld-options?" - 2011 remix
To: Haskell Cafe <haskell-cafe at haskell.org>

Hi cafe,

I am trying to link a ".a" file built by a separate makefile into my
library.  GHC has no problem with it, but I need to convince cabal to do it
for the package to be hackage-friendly.  There's a thread about this back in


Is there a method for this now, or is the state of affairs the same as

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