Including cabal-install in the platform source tarball
mark.lentczner at gmail.com
Sun Feb 27 18:22:21 GMT 2011
On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 10:05 AM, Don Stewart <dons00 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The problem -- after I refreshed my memory -- isn't that cabal-install can't handle itself as a tool dep.
Correct. But the haskell-platform.cabal file, as it is used to build
the source tarball, and then to the installers, is never fed to cabal
to "solve". The prepare.sh and Build.hs process just uses
haskell-platform.cabal file as the source of the list of packages and
versions to include. So "uncommenting" it for that process, the
cabal-install package tarball, of the right version(see below), gets
unpacked and included in the tarball, and the tarball package manafest
file. Then -- installer packages that work from the source tarball
will build and include it.
So, I guess what I'm saying is that we need two haskell-platform.cabal
files: one for installing from, which can't include cabal-install. And
one for building the source tarball from.
Now, as to correct version, we have another issue: HP seems to
currently spec the incompatible pair of cabal-188.8.131.52 and
cabal-install-0.8.2, which itself requires cabal-1.8.*. So, I assume
we are stuck waiting on a new version of cabal-install.
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