[Haskell-cafe] Cabal, tar and uploading to Hackage

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Sat May 24 23:41:29 UTC 2014

Lately my attempts at creating tar-balls for uploading to Hackage have
been failing.  I use the standard `./Setup.hs sdist` method to
generate tar-balls, but apparently that uses `/usr/bin/tar` (GNU tar),
which defaults to the 'gnu' format, while Hackage requires the
'ustar' format.

Is there some way to pass arguments to `tar` when using `./Setup.hs


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