[Hackage] #578: Allow installation of distro packages

Hackage trac at galois.com
Wed Sep 23 13:43:38 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              |   Resolution:                 
  Keywords:                      |   Difficulty:  project(> week)
Ghcversion:                      |     Platform:                 
Comment (by bos):

 Ditto to what nomeata said. {{{cabal}}} doesn't need to offer any
 platform-specific machinery of substance here. It would be sufficient for
 it to define an interface to maybe two shell scripts:

 * one which would query "what is, or could be, installed, with complete
 dependency information?"
 * another which would either perform the installation or abort, and
 actually deal with the details of authorisation and privilege escalation
 and so on

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/578#comment:7>
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