[Hackage] #753: cabal configure choosing base 3 is confusing

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Fri Nov 12 15:01:46 EST 2010

#753: cabal configure choosing base 3 is confusing
  Reporter:  guest               |        Owner:         
      Type:  defect              |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  normal              |    Milestone:         
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal              |     Keywords:         
Difficulty:  unknown             |   Ghcversion:         
  Platform:                      |  

Comment(by duncan):

 Replying to [comment:2 adept]:
 > Perhaps "runghc Setup" could print a warning, when run interactively?

 It's not trivial to detect accurately, but perhaps we can use the lack of
 a `--prefix` flag as an indication that a human is using it rather than a
 script, since any packaging/distro tool would be specifying where to
 install. Hmm, though perhaps GUI tools would not, they might want to use
 whatever the default is.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/753#comment:3>
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