Simon (Vsevolod) Ilyushchenko
simonf at simonf.com
Sun Aug 26 15:57:47 EDT 2007
On 8/19/07, Simon (Vsevolod) Ilyushchenko <simonf at simonf.com> wrote:
> > ghc-6.4 should be fine but yes you do need the filepath package. You can
> > get that from hackage.haskell.org.
> > When bootstrapping a new version of cabal, using "make setup" is the
> > simplest thing. That creates a ./setup program which you can use to run
> > the normal cabal commands like ./setup configure; ./setup build; ./setup
> > install
> > What I normally do when hacking on Cabal is to:
> > ./setup register --user --inplace
> Installing any packages with --user option leads to error messages about missing
> > That registers the development version of Cabal inplace, in the actual
> > build tree, so that means from then on, using the Cabal package means
> > using whatever you've currently got compiled in your local build tree.
> > Then using
> > ./setup build
> > updates the already registered Cabal-1.1.7 without having to reinstall
> > or re-register. That's handy if one is testing building other packages
> > with the development version of Cabal interleaved with making changes to
> > Cabal.
> > So bear in mind that if you ./setup clean for example then you'll not be
> > breaking your registered Cabal-1.1.7 and you'' be unable to compile
> > anything against -package Cabal-1.1.7 until you ./setup build again.
> > That's not such a problem however since you can always specify using an
> > older version when building other things like -package Cabal-1.1.6.
> As for trying to install the latest cabal-install with the latest
> cabal (registered globally), I get this error:
> Setup.lhs: cabal-install.cabal:12: Unknown field 'build-type'
> The Build-type field is present in the checked-out tree, so presumably
> I'm still using the old Cabal somehow.
> I can hang out at #haskell today.
ping? Anyone on #haskell now?
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