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

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Fri Feb 10 17:28:46 CET 2012

On 9 February 2012 18:40, Thomas Tuegel <ttuegel at> wrote:

> I just realized that there's a glaring problem with automatically
> running tests: if you call '--enable-tests' on a package that doesn't
> have tests, this gets interpreted as an error. It's an easy fix, but
> it will _require_ modifying Cabal. So, we probably want to pass on the
> 'automatically run tests' patch in the next version of cabal-install.
> I think this is probably OK. The other patches (which are really a bug
> fix) can still go in. Running tests automatically is an added feature,
> so I don't think it will bug people too much if it's delayed until the
> next release of Cabal.

Sounds reasonable. Lets push the Cabal lib changes into cabal head,
but make sure that the cabal-install release branch does not require
that fix.


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