I wanted to put out this question about our Fedora Haskell packages.
Currently about 31 of our packages have their testsuites turned on.
(I don't have figures for how many (of our) packages actually have
testsuites: the rest are basically turned off due to missing test library
I think due to a patch I applied to our ghc-8.2.2 to workaround issues with
abi-depends, it happened at the end of Feb building unsubpackaged
ghc-type-process, which enabled the testsuite causing its package hash to
change (Fedora subpackaged libs don't run their testsuites). :-(
(I think deleting the abi-depends field from every package .conf would fix
this but that would require rebuilding everything and patching Cabal. Well
a hack could be to add an RPM file trigger to do this, but I am wary of
So first of all please be careful if rebuilding package-versions for F28
not to toggle testsuites on or off. If we ship ghc-8.4 in F29 then I think
this issue will be gone, since it no longer generates and ignores
But the bigger question I wanted to ask is: how worthwhile is it to run the
testsuites of our Haskell libraries in Fedora? I often feel the testsuites
are an extra maintenance burden which we could probably not worry about in
general - it would also simplify our spec files if we didn't need to worry
about them. They could be enabled optionally by opt in - I am happy to add
a "--test" option to cabal-rpm for packages that want to run their tests.