[Hackage] #394: --package-db flag is not respected for compiling Setup.hs

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Sat Nov 8 09:58:06 EST 2008

#394: --package-db flag is not respected for compiling Setup.hs
  Reporter:  duncan           |        Owner:           
      Type:  defect           |       Status:  new      
  Priority:  normal           |    Milestone:  Cabal-1.6
 Component:  Cabal library    |      Version:  
  Severity:  normal           |     Keywords:           
Difficulty:  easy (<4 hours)  |   Ghcversion:  6.8.3    
  Platform:                   |  
 The `--package-db` flag is used to look for installed packages when
 building packages, however it does not get used when trying to build a
 custom `Setup.hs` file. It should be.

 It's handy to be able to use a completely separate package db to be able
 to say test multiple versions of the Cabal lib and cabal-install
 separately but in parallel.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/394>
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