[Haskell-cafe] Mystified by Cabal
dons at galois.com
Sun Mar 8 14:56:40 EDT 2009
> On Sat, 2009-03-07 at 17:30 +0000, Colin Paul Adams wrote:
> > >>>>> "Svein" == Svein Ove Aas <svein.ove at aas.no> writes:
> > >> Preprocessing library game-tree-184.108.40.206... Building
> > >> game-tree-220.127.116.11...
> > >>
> > >> Data/Tree/Game/Negascout.hs:31:0: Unrecognised pragma [1 of 2]
> > >> Compiling Data.Tree.Game.Tree ( Data/Tree/Game/Tree.hs,
> > >> dist/build/Data/Tree/Game/Tree.o )
> > >>
> > >> Data/Tree/Game/Tree.hs:1:0: Failed to load interface for
> > >> `Prelude': it is a member of package base-18.104.22.168, which
> > >> is hidden
> > >>
> > Svein> What does your .cabal file look like?
> Don, mkcabal is generating .cabal files that are confusing people.
> It should generate new-style .cabal files with library or executable
> sections. The ghc-options and build-depends etc need to be in the lib or
> exe section.
> The files it generates are not actually broken but it leaves new users
> to do the conversion from old style to new and unsurprisingly many get
> that wrong. Cabal is also at fault here for not providing good
> diagnostics but it would help if mkcabal used the current recommended
> Note also that the list of licenses mkcabal offers is wrong. You can get
> the list from the Cabal lib itself so there is no need to maintain the
> list manually.
> I still think mkcabal should be integrated into cabal-install, like:
> $ cabal init
> or something. We could also more easily keep it up to date that way.
mkcabal is unmaintained.
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