patch applied (cabal-install): Rewrite the script

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Thu Jan 15 14:36:42 EST 2009

On Thu, 2009-01-15 at 18:28 +0100, Thorkil Naur wrote:
> Hello,
> On Thursday 15 January 2009 12:25, Duncan Coutts wrote:
> > Thu Jan 15 02:22:10 PST 2009  Duncan Coutts <duncan at>
> >   * Rewrite the script
> >   Hopefully more useful and more robust.
> Yes, hopefully. A while back, I ran under Windows (with MSYS as I 
> recall) and it sort of failed, I presume that the details are not 
> interesting. I (think I) know, now, that you are not supposed to do that, 
> that under Windows, you must install the dependencies individually.
> Getting to the point here: I don't see a check on the environment anywhere, I 
> am not sure how to do that, but you probably know. In any case, adding a 
> check that produces an error message if you try to run this script under 
> (MSYS or Cygwin) under Windows would seem valuable. Had such a check been in 
> place at the time a while back that I refer to, I would have been spared some 
> agony.

Patches to make the script work on windows or to detect it and fail
gracefully would be gratefully accepted.

Indeed I would like to invite people to test the new script on various
platforms and send in any patches. I've only tested on Linux and Solaris
so far.


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