importing "in place" and packages

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at
Thu Jan 4 07:34:34 EST 2007

Ashley Yakeley wrote:
> Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
>> Anyway, the solution for you is to install it.
> I can't install it, the package isn't finished being built at that 
> point. Or perhaps I could find a way of installing the partial package 
> to the user database.
> I build part of package javavm. Then I use that to build ShowClasses. 
> Then I run ShowClasses to generate more source files. Then I use those 
> to build the rest of javavm.

Cabal provides 'setup register --inplace' for exactly this purpose.  We don't 
currently allow the use of completely local package databases - you must use the 
global or user database - but the package can be used without the files actually 
being installed.


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