[Hackage] #466: libdir does not follow prefix on windows

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Mon Jan 19 13:27:00 EST 2009

#466: libdir does not follow prefix on windows
  Reporter:  duncan           |        Owner:           
      Type:  defect           |       Status:  new      
  Priority:  normal           |    Milestone:  Cabal-1.8
 Component:  Cabal library    |      Version:  
  Severity:  normal           |     Keywords:           
Difficulty:  easy (<4 hours)  |   Ghcversion:  6.8.3    
  Platform:  Windows          |  
 On Windows, for some reason, the `--libdir` is set independently of the
 `--prefix`. This is actually quite annoying because it's not discoverable
 and when you do discover it you've got to set the libdir along with the
 prefix on the command line or in the config file.

 Apparently there was some reason why it is done this way. We should find
 out what that reason is and determine if it is valid and if so if there is
 any way to make it work in a less annoying way.

 If we think it will not break anything then changing the default is

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/466>
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