[Hackage] #574: Cabal doesn't respect ghc installation path

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Mon Aug 10 11:19:02 EDT 2009

#574: Cabal doesn't respect ghc installation path
  Reporter:  count0         |        Owner:         
      Type:  defect         |       Status:  closed 
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:         
 Component:  Cabal library  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal         |   Resolution:  wontfix
  Keywords:                 |   Difficulty:  unknown
Ghcversion:                 |     Platform:         
Changes (by duncan):

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


 The default installation is not the ghc installation directory (this was
 discussed some time ago with Windows Haskell users). You can set the
 installation directory using the `cabal install --prefix` flag and you can
 change the default in the cabal config file.

 Is there some documentation you read that could have been improved that
 would have prevented this misunderstanding of the default behaviour? If so
 lets fix it, otherwise we should close this ticket as wontfix.

 If you want to bring up the issue of the default installation path on
 windows again then please file a ticket about that issue specifically
 and/or bring it up on the cabal mailing list.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/574#comment:2>
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