[Haskell-cafe] CABAL: conditional executable?
magnus at therning.org
Thu Mar 6 11:01:32 EST 2008
On 3/6/08, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
> On 3/4/08, Thomas Schilling <nominolo at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > On 4 mar 2008, at 11.37, Magnus Therning wrote:
> > > On 3/4/08, Thomas Schilling <nominolo at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > > executable foo
> > > main-is: bla
> > > if !os(windows):
> > > buildable: false
> > >
> > > Unfortunately this gives rather unhelpful error messages when used
> > > with flags, but it works well enough for now.
> > >
> > > / Thomas
> > >
> > > Hmmm, I don't seem to get this to work the way I want it. I get a
> > > "Parse of field 'buildable' failed:" which means configure failed
> > > and then I can't proceed to build the second executable, bar, in
> > > the same package.
> > Oh, right. That's a bug in Cabal 1.2 (fixed in HEAD). Use:
> > buildable: False
> OK, that solved that problem, now onto the next. Rather surprisingly to
> me, buildability has an impact on what's included in the source tar-ball
> created with "sdist". What's the reason for that behaviour?
It seems the source isn't even included on the platform where the executable
*is* buildable. I'll see if I can put together a small example and raise a
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