Building extra-libs using Cabal

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Wed Oct 4 10:43:34 EDT 2006

On Tue, 2006-10-03 at 00:26 +0100, Duncan Coutts wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-10-03 at 00:07 +0100, Ross Paterson wrote:

> > To elaborate, when cpphs is called from the haddock phase, it's not
> > passed the cpp arguments that are used by build.  I think Cabal needs
> > a cpp-options field, for cpp options needed for Haskell source.  They're
> > currently in cc-options or compiler-specific option fields, but they
> > don't really belong there.
> Yes, Lennart Kolmodin was just investigating this problem for Gentoo and
> came to a similar conclusion.
> We can't pass all the cc-options to hsc2hs or cpphs, we'd have to filter
> them which seems a bit ugly. The other ugly option is to add these flags
> to ghc-options.
> Anyone got a suggestion for what to do in the short term (ie the 1 week
> 'til the ghc & cabal release) ?

I've got a nice 1 line fix. We've tested it now with all the
ghc-extralibs in gentoo. The fix will be included in the next Cabal
release candidate.


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