[Hackage] #578: Allow installation of distro packages

Hackage trac at galois.com
Fri Aug 28 12:42:17 EDT 2009

#578: Allow installation of distro packages
  Reporter:  bos                 |        Owner:         
      Type:  enhancement         |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  normal              |    Milestone:         
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal              |     Keywords:         
Difficulty:  unknown             |   Ghcversion:         
  Platform:                      |  
 It would be very nice indeed if {{{cabal-install}}} could be taught how to
 install a distro's version of a package. This could amount to simply
 asking a shell script if the package is available and can be installed,
 before proceeding with the usual Cabal installation machinery.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/578>
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