Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Sun Jan 1 03:21:24 CET 2012

On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 15:46, Serge D. Mechveliani <mechvel at>wrote:

> Its installation requires Cabal:
>  > which cabal
>  cabal: Command not found.
>  >
> And Cabal is difficult to install, it reports that such and such package
> versions are missing.
> On the other hand, Cabal is, probably, present inside ghc-,
> somewhere in the installation directory. Thus I see its  .a and .o files
> in
>  ~/ghc/7.4.1pre/inst0/lib/ghc-

This is confusing.  Cabal itself is a library, which is included with ghc;
the "cabal" command is not, however, part of that library.  It comes from
the cabal-install package.

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