[Hackage] #926: bootstrap.sh with --global ignores PREFIX

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#926: bootstrap.sh with --global ignores PREFIX
  Reporter:  milkypostman   |        Owner:          
      Type:  defect         |       Status:  new     
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:          
 Component:  Cabal library  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal         |     Keywords:          
Difficulty:  unknown        |   Ghcversion:          
  Platform:                 |  
 If you run the bootstrap for cabal-install and specify `--global`, the
 script ignores the PREFIX environment variable.  This means that it's
 impossible to install anywhere else besides `/usr/local/` using

 Here is a patch.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/926>
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