install doesn't install under Windows
simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Tue Aug 22 08:44:19 EDT 2006
Neil Mitchell wrote:
> The good and bad of each are as follows:
> 1) Move alex.exe into some global Haskell directory for binaries
> (which is on the PATH)
> Not too bad, but while names might not clash, if too Cabal programs
> both have LICENSE in their same directory, and both read it, things go
> wrong. The whole issue is that name uniqueness goes.
we have a mechanism for storing data files that go with a program - see
so to avoid clashing you just need to choose a unique package identifier. Cabal
gives you an easy way to find these files at runtime (import Paths_<pkg>).
I'd be happy with tweaking these defaults to put all the binaries in the same
place by default. How about
prefix = c:/Program Files
bindir = $prefix/Haskell/Tools
datadir = $prefix/$pkgid
for the other defaults we currently use.
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