[Haskell-beginners] Question about ghc and cabal: finding packages

Jonas Almström Duregård jonas.duregard at chalmers.se
Thu Aug 19 07:19:26 EDT 2010

Try simply

cabal configure

in the directory where Setup.lhs (and your .cabal file) is located.


On 19 August 2010 09:12, C Gosch <ch.gosch at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I have installed ghc 6.12.3 and the Haskell platform; now, when I install
> packages from hackage using
>    cabal install <package-name>,
> they get installed in ~/.cabal,
> which is fair enough.
> However, when I call a
>    runhaskell Setup.lhs configure
> that used to work on a different computer with the same software setup,
> ghc (or is it cabal?) complains that it cannot find the packages I have just
> installed.
> Checking again revealed that they are indeed installed, just not in the ghc
> installation directory,
> but under ~/.cabal.
> How can I tell cabal and/or ghc where to look for libraries?
> Thanks, again, for any help!
> Christian
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