Quick Hackage question

Thomas Schilling nominolo at googlemail.com
Mon Jan 21 18:08:49 EST 2008

On Mon, 2008-01-21 at 14:57 -0800, Judah Jacobson wrote:
> On Jan 21, 2008 2:29 PM, Thomas Schilling <nominolo at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2008-01-21 at 21:09 +0000, Adrian Hey wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > Could someone explain why some packages in Hackage have links to the
> > > haddock for exposed modules and others don't?
> >
> > I think that's due to Haddock errors.
> Would it be possible to get better reporting of errors that prevent
> Haddock docs from being built?  Some packages without docs list a
> build log, but many others don't.
> For example, the editline package was posted about 5-6 days ago, and
> still doesn't have haddock links (probably because libedit isn't
> installed on the hackage server).  It would be nice to see the build
> errors, if any, so that I could request for any missing libraries to
> be installed.

FWIW, using

 $ cabal install -v3 editline

I get

configure: error: editline not found, so this package cannot be built

I guess we'd have the same error on Hackage.

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