hoogling GHC

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 22:59:06 CET 2011

Hi Ranjit,

It sounds like you've got quite far. Sadly the manual is a bit out of
date with respect to generating databases, but generally you need to
produce ghc.txt on your own (using tools such as GHC's make system),
then you can do:

hoogle convert ghc.txt default.hoo

Then you can run the local server with:

hoogle server --databases=.

That will find databases from the current directory, and serve them.
Alternatively, if you put ghc.hoo (or default.hoo) in
$DATADIR/databases it will pick them up automatically (where $DATADIR
is whatever Cabal configured it to be). If you name the database as
default.hoo it will be searched by default, if you name it ghc.hoo
then "foo +ghc" will search for foo in the GHC database.

If a copy of ghc.txt was publicly available somewhere (and updated on
some schedule), I'd be happy to make the official Hoogle server search
it. Usually I just grab databases off Hackage, but I'll happily make
an exception for GHC.

Thanks, Neil

On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 7:52 AM, Malcolm Wallace <malcolm.wallace at me.com> wrote:
>> The final stumbling block is getting the local webserver (hoogle server)
>> to also search the above database. I'm sure there must be some simple way
>> I
>> can pass the name of the database as an argument when I boot up the
>> server,
>> but I can't seem to find it...
> Have you found the various versions of the web deployment procedure yet?
> deploy.txt:  instructions to follow manually (seems to be up-to-date)
> deploy.sh:   a shell script version to run locally (may be old)
> Deploy.hs:   a haskell version to run remotely (may also be old)
> Obviously those scripts are tailored to the official installation, but there
> are some clues in there, for instance the steps
>    cabal configure --datadir=/srv/web/haskell.org/hoogle/
> --datasubdir=datadir -O2
> and
>    Upload datadir/resources to /srv/web/haskell.org/hoogle/datadir/resources
>    Upload datadir/databases/* to
> /srv/web/haskell.org/hoogle/datadir/databases
> Regards,
>    Malcolm
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