[Hackage] #589: FreeBSD compiles should automatically add --extra-lib-dirs=/usr/local/lib

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Mon Sep 21 15:12:34 EDT 2009

#589: FreeBSD compiles should automatically add  --extra-lib-dirs=/usr/local/lib
  Reporter:  markstos       |        Owner:         
      Type:  defect         |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:         
 Component:  Cabal library  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal         |     Keywords:         
Difficulty:  unknown        |   Ghcversion:  6.8.2  
  Platform:                 |  
 FreeBSD stores a number of standard things in /usr/local/lib, such as the
 'curl' libraries that darcs needs to compile against. Cabal should detect
 that FreeBSD is the platform and look in this lib directory automatically.

 Reference my experience trying to install darcs on FreeBSD:

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/589>
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