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Ticket #8 (closed task: fixed)
Generic Unix source tarball
|Reported by:||duncan||Owned by:||dons|
We need someone to take charge of building a generic Unix source tarball.
This is for early testers and users of distros that to not yet support the platform. It does not need to bundle a source version of ghc. It should check that a minimal ghc is available. It should use a tarball with the traditional interface of ./configure; make; make install.
It does not need to be implemented using autotools. ./configure; make; make install is an interface. One possible implementation would be to build cabal-install and then use that to install all the remaining packages in the platform.
Since this form is likely to be used for early testing on many platforms it would be great to support cabal-install's mechanism for generating build logs and reports that could be uploaded to a new hackage server. This is not essential for a first release however but may make coordinating testing easier.