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Script for generating and uploading missing documentation for your Hackage packages. Now with fixed package links and contents page.
#!/usr/bin/env bash
cabal configure && cabal build && cabal haddock --hyperlink-source \
--html-location='/package/$pkg-$version/docs' \
if [ "${S}" -eq "0" ]; then
cd "dist/doc/html"
cp -r "${1}" "${DDIR}" && tar -c -v -z --format=ustar -f "${DDIR}.tar.gz" "${DDIR}"
if [ "${CS}" -eq "0" ]; then
echo "Uploading to Hackage…"
curl -X PUT -H 'Content-Type: application/x-tar' -H 'Content-Encoding: gzip' --data-binary "@${DDIR}.tar.gz" "https://${3}:${4}${1}-${2}/docs"
exit $?
echo "Error when packaging the documentation"
exit $CS
echo "Error when trying to build the package."
exit $S

hvr commented Jan 30, 2014

I would rather use relative urls, e.g. --html-location='/package/$pkg/docs'

mtolly commented Apr 27, 2014

What does the -Hustar in the tar command do? On OS X it was not recognized and I had to remove it.

mtolly commented Apr 27, 2014

Also note that you have to have documentation for all the linked packages on your local system, even though it's totally ignored. If you don't, then haddock won't create links for those packages.

mtolly commented Jun 30, 2014

/package/$pkg-version/docs should be /package/$pkg-$version/docs ($ in front of version).


Fuuzetsu commented Jul 29, 2014

@mtolly updated

nh2 commented Aug 31, 2014

@Fuuzetsu Can you switch the curl to https?

curl -u ${3}:${4} worked better for me than inlining the user and password into the URL. I have a several URL metacharacters in my password.

lfairy commented Sep 24, 2014

I recommend also adding the --hoogle option to cabal haddock, so we get a Hoogle database as well.


Fuuzetsu commented Oct 19, 2014

@lfairy, the --hoogle Haddock flag is almost useless, the backend needs fixing severly


Fuuzetsu commented Oct 19, 2014

@cheecheeo can you post the whole curl incantation you would like?

sol commented Oct 22, 2014

@Fuuzetsu Have you tried to parse package name/version from cabal info ., so that $1/$2 can be omitted?

Is the password sent over the wire as cleartext?

(I'm using a modified version of this in hope that it rectifies this:


Fuuzetsu commented Oct 28, 2014

@sol it could do that, sure, I just never bothered, this was a quick few minute hack that I think got a bit too popular

@soenkehahn I would be glad to incorporate any changes needed, just send me a diff

Everyone: please note that GitHub does not notify me on comments on gists, if you want me to make changes to this script, I'll happily do so (or link to a better one) but you'll have to contact me somehow, IRC, e-mail, whatever. It might take weeks/months for me to see things here.

This ugly mess will get you namever=my-package-1.0.0 and name=my-package:

namever=`cabal info . 2>/dev/null | sed -n 1p | awk '{ print $2; }'`
name=`printf "%s" "$namever" | sed 's/\(.\)-[0-9.]\{1,\}$/\1/'`

BTW adding -f to curl is useful for making sure HTTP errors reported by the server cause the command to return a nonzero exit code.

Also, it would be nice if the control flow of the script was restructured to be like this:

if failed; then
if failed; then
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