Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#2266 closed bug (fixed)

validate requires haddock to be installed

Reported by: thorkilnaur Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: 6.10 branch
Component: Compiler Version: 6.8.2
Keywords: Cc:
Operating System: Unknown/Multiple Architecture: Unknown/Multiple
Type of failure: None/Unknown Test Case:
Blocked By: Blocking:
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A validate of a recent GHC HEAD on a machine that didn't have haddock installed ended with the report:

if ifBuildable/ifBuildable ghc-prim; then \
  cd ghc-prim && setup/Setup haddock --html-location='../$pkg' \
                               ; \
Setup: haddock version >=0.6 is required but it could not be found.
make[1]: *** [doc.library.ghc-prim] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/home/tn/tn/GHCDarcsRepository/ghc-HEAD-complete-20080503_0226/ghc/libraries'
make: *** [stage1] Error 2

This requirement is not mentioned on and ought, if kept, to be checked and reported in the initial configure phase.

Best regards Thorkil

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by igloo

difficulty: Unknown
Milestone: 6.10 branch

This is a bit fiddly - it's Cabal that finds haddock, so it's hard to know if it will succeed or not. Maybe we should detect it ourselves instead, and tell Cabal where to find it.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by igloo

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

We now do tell Cabal where to find haddock, and this means we can fail early if we can't find it. This ticket is therefore fixed by:

Sun Jul 13 17:53:05 BST 2008  Ian Lynagh <>
  * If HADDOCK_DOCS is YES, then fail the build early if we couldn't find haddock
  This fixes trac #2266.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by simonmar

Architecture: UnknownUnknown/Multiple

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by simonmar

Operating System: UnknownUnknown/Multiple
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