patch: --enable-tests and --only-dependencies

Johan Tibell johan.tibell at
Fri Feb 3 00:39:33 CET 2012

On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 3:13 PM, Antoine Latter <aslatter at> wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 7, 2012 at 12:59 PM, Antoine Latter <aslatter at>
> wrote:
> > Hi Cabal,
> >
> > When trying to use "cabal install --enable-tests --only-dependencies"
> > it appears to be passing the "--enable-tests" option down to the
> > dependent packages during build.  This isn't what I want at all - I
> > only want to use the "--enable-tests" flag for the purpose of building
> > an install plan.
> >
> Hello again,
> I would create a bug for this, except trac is down after massive spamming.
> Can someone review this patch? Sorry to be a bother, but the command
> 'cabal install --enable-tests --only-dependencies' is actually pretty
> common for me, since I do a lot of work with 'cabal-dev' (and so am
> re-installing dependencies all the time).

Thomas Tuegel (CCed) would be the right person to review this.

If I do

    cabal install --enable-tests --only-dependencies

with your patch I wil install test-suite dependencies of the current
package (as in the current directory) only right? That seems like the
intended effect. cabal configure --enable-tests is not affected, right?

-- Johan
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