[Hackage] #289: symlink binaries into ~/bin

Hackage trac at galois.com
Sun Aug 3 15:49:19 EDT 2008

#289: symlink binaries into ~/bin
  Reporter:  duncan              |        Owner:                     
      Type:  enhancement         |       Status:  new                
  Priority:  normal              |    Milestone:  Cabal-1.4          
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version:                     
  Severity:  normal              |   Resolution:                     
  Keywords:                      |   Difficulty:  very easy (<1 hour)
Ghcversion:  6.8.2               |     Platform:                     
Comment (by igloo):

 Does anything else automatically install into `~/bin`? I always assumed
 that it being in the path by default was just to make things easier for
 users who wanted to put things there.

 Incidentally, I don't think you shouldn't touch it /at all/, but that you
 shouldn't touch it without being explicitly told you can (e.g. "I see you
 haven't made a .cabal/config yet. Do you want me to make one for you? [Yn]
 Do you want me to automatically symlink binaries into ~/bin?" [Yn]).

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/289#comment:10>
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