building haddock?

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at
Tue Jan 31 08:54:10 EST 2006

Duncan Coutts wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-01-31 at 12:17 +0000, Malcolm Wallace wrote:
>>Quick question:  how do I build Haddock from the darcs repo?
> You need a later version of Cabal. Later than 1.1.3.
>>    Could not find module `Paths_Haddock':
>>      use -v to see a list of the files searched for
>>      (imported from Main.hs)
>>And now I'm stuck.  There genuinely is no module called Paths_Haddock.
> This module is generated by Cabal. But not in Cabal 1.1.3, a later
> version.
> We really need a field:
> cabal-depends: 1.1.4
> So that older versions of Cabal can say "you need version
> ${cabal-depends} of Cabal to build this package".

There is such a field:

   cabal-version: >=1.1.4

but I didn't use it in Haddock (now fixed).  This field doesn't help 
with all the backwards compatibility issues, particularly API changes in 
the Cabal libraries, as we know (see previous discussions).


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