patch applied (cabal-install): Use user installs by default
simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Tue May 15 04:11:38 EDT 2007
Ian Lynagh wrote:
> 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.
Looks fine to me.
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