RFC: include a cabal-install executable in future GHC releases
johan.tibell at gmail.com
Sun May 4 00:24:35 UTC 2014
I just uploaded 220.127.116.11 so there's only an OS X binary so far. I'm waiting
for someone to send me a Windows one.
On Sun, May 4, 2014 at 2:06 AM, Ashley Yakeley <ashley at semantic.org> wrote:
> I couldn't find them, and they're not listed at <
> http://www.haskell.org/cabal/download.html> (except OS X), or at <
> http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Cabal-Install>, or at <
> -- Ashley
> On 2014-05-03 17:00, Carter Schonwald wrote:
>> I think there's now hosted official cabal install binaries online. I'm
>> Afk but they should be a short google away. Should be linked more
>> prominently though
>> On Saturday, May 3, 2014, Ashley Yakeley <ashley at semantic.org <mailto:
>> ashley at semantic.org>> wrote:
>> So I want to install GHC + cabal on a new system, building cabal
>> packages with profiling and documentation. Here's what I have to do:
>> 1. Download, unpack and install GHC.
>> 2. Download and unpack cabal-install, and run bootstrap.sh. As
>> part of the bootstrap, it will download and build a bunch of packages.
>> 3. Delete the downloaded packages ("rm -rf ~/.ghc/*") because they
>> were built without profiling or documentation.
>> 4. Call "cabal update" to get a default .cabal/config file.
>> 5. Edit .cabal/config to switch on library-profiling,
>> executable-profiling, and documentation.
>> 6. Build my stuff.
>> This would be much simplified if binary versions of cabal-install
>> were available. (It would be even simpler if they were just
>> included in the GHC builds -- I could eliminate 2 & 3.)
>> -- Ashley Yakeley
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