[Haskell-cafe] "cabal sdist" oddity

Roman Cheplyaka roma at ro-che.info
Fri Aug 7 16:41:59 UTC 2015

On 07/08/15 19:31, Sven Panne wrote:
> Cabal from HEAD started to issue the warning
>    "Warning: Cannot run preprocessors. Run 'configure' command first."
> when running "cabal sdist" after a "cabal install", see e.g.
> https://travis-ci.org/haskell-opengl/OpenGL/jobs/74581138#L264. Previous
> versions didn't do this, see
> e.g. https://travis-ci.org/haskell-opengl/OpenGL/jobs/74581137#L264.
> Somehow the warning doesn't make sense, because the package has
> obviously been built before, so configuration must have happened, too.
> Is this a new bug in Cabal?

As a guess, configuration may have happened in a different dist
directory (like, if you were using sandboxes).

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