I'm having trouble building a project which uses include_str!

Double check if the source passed into the derivation is being cleaned or filtered in anyway. Using craneLib.cleanCargoSource (or craneLib.filterCargoSources directly) will omit any non-cargo and non-rust files before trying to build the derivation. Thus if the project is trying to use include_str!, include_bytes!, or any other attempt at accessing such a file you may need to tweak the source filter to ensure the files are included.

Check out the source filtering section for more info!