[Hackage] #281: Installing cabal-install 0.4.0: dependencies problem with zlib

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Thu May 15 18:38:28 EDT 2008

#281: Installing cabal-install 0.4.0: dependencies problem with zlib
  Reporter:  guest               |        Owner:         
      Type:  defect              |       Status:  closed 
  Priority:  low                 |    Milestone:         
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal              |   Resolution:  invalid
  Keywords:                      |   Difficulty:  normal 
Ghcversion:  6.8.2               |     Platform:  Linux  
Changes (by duncan):

  * status:  new => closed
  * resolution:  => invalid


 You want:

 runhaskell Setup.lhs configure --user

 The rationale was that by default package installs are global so the
 prefix defaults to `/usr/local` and we only look at the global package db.
 Of course if we are doing a global install then it is vital that we do not
 depend on packages from the per-user package database because they'd not
 be available once we'd installed globally.

 We do acknowledge that the global default is actually a bit of a pain. So
 for the cabal-install interface we default to per-user installs.

 I would also recommend that you use the latest version of cabal-install
 rather than the rather old version that's available on hackage.


 (It needs the development version of Cabal which is why it cannot yet be
 released on hackage)

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/281#comment:1>
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