cabal: HOME: does not exist

Jason Dusek jason.dusek at
Thu Mar 15 06:25:59 CET 2012

I am trying to do an automated install of Cabal packages, on EC2
using Ubuntu's cloud-config. The error above was caught in my

Cloud-config sets up a minimal environment prior to running any
tasks. All the package managers I've worked with so far -- gem,
npm, apt -- have no problem with this. It would be nice to find
a way to turn off Cabal's user-centric behaviour.

Jason Dusek
pgp // solidsnack // C1EBC57DC55144F35460C8DF1FD4C6C1FED18A2B

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