[Haskell-beginners] Re: Using The Cabal that comes with GHC 6.10 on Windows

Christian Maeder Christian.Maeder at dfki.de
Sun Mar 8 08:11:06 EDT 2009

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:
> On 2009 Mar 7, at 5:42, Glenn wrote:
>> I've installed GHC 6.10.1, which comes with Cabal.
>> However, it doesn't seem to come in executable form ?
> Cabal is a compiler-specific library, so it comes with the compiler. 
> cabal-install is a compiler-agnostic package on Hackage which installs
> an executable that uses compiler-specific libraries to adapt to the
> installed compiler(s).  So you want to download and install cabal-install.

Right, and on Windows it is enough to download the executable
from http://www.haskell.org/cabal/download.html
and put into a directory, where it will be found, i.e. where ghc-pkg and
ghc have been installed.

Cheers Christian

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