cabal experiences

Isaac Jones ijones at
Sun Dec 11 14:17:23 EST 2005

Ian Lynagh <igloo at> writes:

> On Sun, Dec 11, 2005 at 04:37:54PM +0000, Ross Paterson wrote:
>> > * "runghc6 Setup.hs sdist" without configuring tells me to run
>> >   "setup configure", but wouldn't that restrict me to a particular compiler?
>> >   (the same applies to clean, although it's not as critical there).
>> The results of configure aren't used by sdist, though they are passed
>> (I don't know why).  Seems to be useless but harmless.
> Even if configure doesn't affect sdist in any way, it would still be
> much nicer not to require it is run IMO.

The same thing is true of ./setup clean.  That's ticket 12:

> Come to think of it, this probably means you need to have the build-deps
> etc satisfied to make a source distribution, which could be irritating.

Thanks for pointing that out.

I'll make sure there are bug reports for each of the things you
brought up.



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