[Haskell-cafe] Does exist something like "data-files" in Cabal, which works at compile time?
Daniel Díaz Casanueva
dhelta.diaz at gmail.com
Fri Aug 16 12:13:35 CEST 2013
What I have always done to solve this is to create a custom Setup.hs.
main :: IO ()
main = doThisBeforeInstall >> defaultMain
Then you specify in your .cabal file that the Build-Type is Custom.
On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 11:58 AM, Alfredo Di Napoli <
alfredo.dinapoli at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello guys,
> I'm pretty sure the answer is "no", but I was hoping to get some extra
> insight / best practices. The problem can be summarised by this SO question
> (not the OP, but I have the same problem):
> As someone states, "data-files" in for run-time, whereas I need to tell
> cabal "please copy these files in place before trying to compile", so at
> Does something similar exist?
> I think the best solution, unless someone prove me wrong, is to create a
> small startup script which copies the files for me (I *think* yesod is
> using something similar, namely a script called EmbeddedFiles.hs) and then
> triggers "cabal install" the usual way. Can you come up with a better way?
> Thanks in advance!
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