[Haskell-cafe] lost the ability to provide haddocks for hackage

Mikolaj Konarski mikolaj at well-typed.com
Sat Jul 17 08:05:44 UTC 2021

Hi Olaf,

Nobody offered a workaround here and I can't find any (recent) related
ticket, so perhaps open a feature request at the cabal bug tracker?

Kind regards,

On Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 10:34 AM Olaf Klinke <olf at aatal-apotheke.de> wrote:
> Dear Cafe,
> it seems I lost the ability to provide documentation for my hackage packages. While it is known that hackage sometimes fails to build documentation, the upload page [1] provides a guide to build and upload documentation. Stack does not have this ability yet [2] but it has the convenient option --no-haddock-deps that I can use as last resort when a dependency fails to build its Haddocks. I'd rather present documentation with broken links than no documentation at all. Cabal does not seem to provide such an option, while adding --keep-going and/or --enable-per-component to the suggested cabal command in [1] still aborts when one dependency fails to build.
> Is there something I've missed? If there is a way to build hackage-documentation in presence of haddock errors in dependencies, please someone update [1] and [3]. Can [4] be used to circumvent my problem? Perhaps add a guide to tweak the links generated by stack haddock to be hackage-compatible, as suggested in [2]?
> Strangely, the dependency package my cabal v2-haddock command fails on does have documentation on hackage. Would it be possible to pull these docs from hackage and use as a drop-in replacement?
> Thanks,
> Olaf
> [1] https://hackage.haskell.org/upload
> [2] https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/issues/737
> [3] https://cabal.readthedocs.io/en/3.4/cabal-commands.html#cabal-v2-haddock
> [4] http://neilmitchell.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/fixing-haddock-docs-on-hackage.html
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