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Re: Haskell dependencies for custom cabal builds

From: John Soo
Subject: Re: Haskell dependencies for custom cabal builds
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 13:56:51 -0800

Thanks Tim,

I’ll check out git-annex as a start. Custom Cabal builds would be a nice 
feature to add to the haskell-build-system. Would it be sufficient to add some 
extra argument to the build system?



> On Feb 11, 2019, at 12:19 PM, Timothy Sample <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi John,
> John Soo <address@hidden> writes:
>> Hi Guix,
>> I’ve been working on some Haskell packages and got stuck recently and I 
>> didn’t know why until I realized the cabal files have `build-type: Custom`
>> ( I 
>> always get missing dependencies even though I have the dependencies listed 
>> in `inputs` (haskell-gi-base and
>> friends in the example above). What do I need to do to fix this?
> You might be able to take some inspiration from git-annex, which I
> believe has the same problem.
> In short, the issue is that the haskell-build-system unsets
> “GHC_PACKAGE_PATH” before calling “runhaskell Setup.hs”.  This is
> because it assumes that “Setup.hs” will use Cabal in a pretty direct
> way, and that Cabal will setup the required packages from the command
> line (Cabal complains if you try to use “GHC_PACKAGE_PATH”, because it
> wants to be in control of the environment).  If the custom build code
> needs dependencies, they will not be available (unless it does what
> Cabal does and reads package paths from the command line and sets
> everything up from within Haskell).
> For git-annex, I was able to skirt the problem.  I don’t know how to
> solve it.  If you keep “GHC_PACKAGE_PATH” set, the Cabal part of the
> build will likely complain.  However, without it, the custom part of the
> build can’t find its dependencies.
> That’s about all I can recall right now.  I hope that helps at least a
> little bit!  :)
> -- Tim

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