[Hackage] #578: Allow installation of distro packages
igloo at earth.li
Wed Sep 23 16:53:07 EDT 2009
On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 08:18:11PM -0000, Hackage wrote:
> > From my point of view, I’d already be satisfied if cabal would say "The
> following required packages are also available from your distribution and
> it is recommended to install them before continuing: libghc6-a-dev
> libghc6-b-dev. Do you want to abort now? [Y,n]".
> Unlike apt-get, most cabal commands are not interactive. We prefer to go
> with "Do the right thing".
FWIW, I would much prefer apt-get-like behaviour. e.g. if cabal-install
has decided it is going to install 20 packages (for dependency reasons),
I would like to be given a chance to look at the list before it does so.
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