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

Chris Dornan chris at chrisdornan.com
Tue Oct 4 10:50:10 CEST 2011

I think I need a dynamic mechanism. I can work with the current regime for the moment but when I have a demonstrator (soon I hope) I will get back to you.


-----Original Message-----
From: Duncan Coutts [mailto:duncan.coutts at googlemail.com] 
Sent: 03 October 2011 15:13
To: Chris Dornan
Cc: cabal-devel at haskell.org
Subject: RE: [Hackage] #282: profiling versions of libraries not managed well

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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