[Haskell-cafe] Re: Weird dependency failure log

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at googlemail.com
Fri Nov 13 16:49:37 EST 2009

On Fri, 2009-11-13 at 15:53 -0200, Maurí­cio CA wrote:
> >>> This is a package with no library and no executables. That's
>  >>> not supposed to work.
>  >> Why shouldn't this be supposed to work? It does install needed
>  >> files (two include files for hsc2hs), and they do stand for
>  >> themselves to justify a package of its own.
>  > Header files are associated with a library. If there is no
>  > library then nothing gets registered. This is by design.
> Doesn't Cabal option 'install-includes' contradicts that?

No. The install-includes field is part of a library or executable
section in a .cabal file. It is not global to a package as a whole.

>  > If it's not a library, nothing can depend on it.
> But please tell me then where my package fits.

I'm not sure I understand the question. Can you clarify what you mean.

> Many libraries I wrote and use depend heavily on it. Versioning in
> this package is extremely important, as a change in design for any
> macro would change all names in depending libraries.

I notice that you have changed the package to include a library.


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