Booting ghc with system-wide installed Cabal?

Ben Gamari ben at
Mon Jul 2 19:48:58 UTC 2018

Niklas Larsson <metaniklas at> writes:

> Installing stuff system-wide without doing ‘make install’ would break
> my expectations for how the build works. Also, how would one return to
> a pristine state if it was done that way?
Hmm, I was assuming it would be up to the user to ensure that a
compatible Cabal is already registered in the user's package database.

Regardless, as I said in my other message, it's not clear to me that
this is something that we really want to introduce complexity to support.


- Ben

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