Brent, I've done this before a lot, it's a great workflow. Just stack exec and the world works as you would hope. As an example I have instructions for compiling GHC here, http://neilmitchell.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/compiling-ghc-on-windows.html - only at the end is the fact I'm using a haskell package even mentioned.
Thanks, Neil On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 9:42 AM, Michael Snoyman <michael.snoy...@gmail.com> wrote: > IIUC, you're looking to define a `stack.yaml` file which will set up all of > the packages and settings, and then have a script you run to tell Stack to > build the appropriate packages. That sounds fine; I think the pieces you're > missing are: > > * In order to say "I have no local packages," include the line `packages: > ` in your `stack.yaml` > * You can use the `flags` section in your `stack.yaml` to override default > cabal flags, see > https://docs.haskellstack.org/en/stable/yaml_configuration/#flags > > On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 6:14 AM, Brent Yorgey <byor...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> Hi all, >> >> I have a specific goal and I'm hoping you can help me figure out the best >> way to accomplish it using stack (or perhaps even using other tools if they >> make more sense). I am working on a LaTeX document which contains embedded >> Haskell code for generating diagrams >> (https://github.com/byorgey/series-formelles). When the LaTeX file is >> compiled, a certain executable (diagrams-builder-pgf) needs to be present, >> which in turn uses the GHC API to compile and run the code embedded in the >> LaTeX document. In order for this to work, various libraries (diagrams-lib, >> diagrams-pgf, palette, etc...) need to be present in the GHC package >> database; I also need a specific version of GHC. Getting this environment >> set up properly, with compatible versions of everything, can be a pain; I >> would like to create a script that others can run in order to reproducibly >> get a proper environment set up to be able to build the LaTeX document. >> >> Stack seems like the obvious choice but I have run into a few difficulties >> trying to get it set up: first of all, as you can tell from my description >> above, I do not actually have a Haskell package. There is no Haskell >> library or executable I am trying to build. But as far as I can tell, a >> stack project is supposed to contain one or more Haskell packages. I could >> try to make a "fake" Haskell package whose dependencies describe the things >> I want to end up being present in the package DB but I am not sure of the >> best way to do this, and it seems rather kludgy. Really what I want is just >> a sandbox, but I can't really use a cabal sandbox because as far as I know >> that will just use whatever GHC version someone has installed, and I need a >> particular GHC version. Secondly, in order to install the >> diagrams-builder-pgf executable, I need to pass a certain flag to the >> diagrams-builder package when it is built, but I'm not clear on exactly how >> to do this using stack. >> >> So, what do you think? Is there a good way to do this with stack? Or >> should I look at some other way to get this set up? Thanks in advance for >> any ideas or advice. I'm happy to answer questions or provide further >> information. >> >> -Brent >> >> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "haskell-stack" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to haskell-stack+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. >> To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. >> To view this discussion on the web visit >> https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/haskell-stack/559b2f4d-bfa4-4b4e-9750-32de4d9a4a7c%40googlegroups.com. >> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. > > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "haskell-stack" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to haskell-stack+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. > To view this discussion on the web visit > https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/haskell-stack/CAKA2Jg%2BGYmOyERo%3Dq_FqH7r_AzbfB7nMwt10xLt_e1a7kWdE6g%40mail.gmail.com. > > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "haskell-stack" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to haskell-stack+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/haskell-stack/CAKcFpm%2BgB6zQk%2Brf0Q-bF3%3DWrrsPjjJtpVBiBm3XRNhwb7zW7w%40mail.gmail.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.