patch applied (cabal-install): Use user installs by default
igloo at earth.li
Fri May 11 12:48:14 EDT 2007
On Thu, May 10, 2007 at 09:25:41AM +0100, Simon Marlow wrote:
> $ cabal-install foo
> You don't have permission to install packages globally (for all users).
> Either: run cabal-install as root, or add the --user flag to install
> packages for the current user only.
> cabal-install could drop its permissions for the non-install steps,
> perhaps. Replace "as root" with "as administrator" for Windows.
cabal-install -rsudo foo
cabal-install -rootcmd=sudo foo
(as a user) could call "sudo whatever" when it needs to do something as
root. This would probably mean re-executing itself (or a separate
binary) with an
flag. This is what various Debian tools do, although it's slightly nicer
in those cases as they are just calling a couple of shell commands.
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