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Publishing a package to crates.io or other registries.

This section can be ignored if your workspace doesn’t publish any crates to registries.

Many projects using cargo hakari may wish to publish their crates to crates.io or other registries. However, if you attempt to publish a crate from a Hakari-managed workspace, cargo publish may reject it for containing the local-only workspace-hack dependency.

cargo hakari provides two ways to handle this.

§A. Temporarily remove the workspace-hack dependency before publishing

Simply run:

cargo hakari publish -p <crate>

This command temporarily removes the dependency on the workspace-hack before publishing the crate. The dependency will be re-added afterwards, unless the command is interrupted with ctrl-C (in which case you can use cargo hakari manage-deps to finish the job.)

This works out of the box. However, it has the downside of requiring cargo hakari publish. If you don’t have control over the commands run while publishing the package, it won’t be possible to use this method.

§B. Publish your own workspace-hack crate to the registry

This method preserves workspace-hack dependencies in Cargo.tomls by targeting a stub crate on the registry.

§1. Ensure the local crate is unique on the registry

Rename it to something unique if necessary.

TIP: On Unix platforms, to rename workspace-hack to my-workspace-hack in other Cargo.toml files: run this from the root of the workspace:

git ls-files | grep Cargo.toml | xargs perl -p -i -e 's/^workspace-hack = /my-workspace-hack = /'

If not in the context of a Git repository, run:

find . -name Cargo.toml | xargs perl -p -i -e 's/^workspace-hack = /my-workspace-hack = /'`

Remember to update .config/hakari.toml (or .guppy/hakari.toml) with the new name.

The rest of this section assumes the crate is called my-workspace-hack.

§2. Ensure the latest dep-format-version is set in .config/hakari.toml

dep-format-version = "2" and higher add the version field to the my-workspace-hack = ... lines in other Cargo.toml files. cargo publish uses the version field to recognize published dependencies.

This option is new in cargo-hakari 0.9.8. Configuration files created by older versions of cargo-hakari may not have this option set.

Ensure that this option is present in .config/hakari.toml and is set to the latest version. See the config section for more details.

Then run cargo hakari manage-deps to update the workspace-hack = ... lines.

After performing the above actions, simply run cargo publish as usual to publish the crate.

§3. Set options in the workspace-hack’s Cargo.toml

In my-workspace-hack’s Cargo.toml file, set the package.publish option to anything other than false. This enables its publication.

publish = true  # to allow publishing to any registry
## or
publish = ["crates-io"]  # to allow publishing to crates.io only

While you’re here, you may also wish to set other options like repository or homepage.

§4. Temporarily disable the workspace-hack crate

This step is really important. Not doing it will cause the full dependency set in the workspace-hack to be published, which is not what you want.

Run cargo hakari disable to disable the workspace-hack crate`.

§5. Publish the stub workspace-hack crate

Run cargo publish -p my-workspace-hack --allow-dirty to publish the crate to crates.io. For other registries, use the --registry flag.

§6. Re-enable the workspace-hack crate

Run cargo hakari generate to restore the workspace-hack’s contents. You can also use your source control system’s commands to do so, such as with git restore.