[Hackage] #282: profiling versions of libraries not managed well

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at googlemail.com
Mon Oct 3 22:13:29 CEST 2011

On Fri, 2011-09-30 at 08:21 -0500, Chris Dornan wrote:
> Ooops -- I meant to start another thread.
> I have found the --package-db flag which Cabal uses.  It would be
> really useful if Cabal could also use an environment variable (e.g.,
> CABAL_PACKAGE_DB) for the purpose.

We don't use the GHC_PACKAGE_PATH. You ought to be able to set a global
--package-db flag by putting it in the ~/.cabal/config.

I don't plan to add any equivalent env var, but we're likely to add
support for local cabal config files.

What kind of use case are you thinking of?


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