Cabal question: Generated data files

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at
Wed Aug 20 10:16:19 EDT 2008


> I realise that, I'm hoping to do it like a "make" based thing, to some
> degree. I'm just trying to work around Cabal bug
> (, then I can make
> the databases regenerate if the .exe is newer.

It appears its not very easy to work around that Cabal bug, and Cabal
HEAD won't work with cabal-install HEAD, so I'm stuck. If I do
generate databases, it will have to be unconditionally, which seems
like an awful waste of time even if nothing has changed. Generating
databases takes around a minute.



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