[Haskell-cafe] GHC 6.10.1 and cabal[-install]
g9ks157k at acme.softbase.org
Tue Nov 18 08:23:12 EST 2008
Am Dienstag, 18. November 2008 11:01 schrieb Wolfgang Jeltsch:
> I installed GHC 6.10.1 today and expected it to contain the cabal command
> line utility. Unfortunately, this was not the case. Where can I download
Meanwhile, I found out that the package cabal-install includes the cabal
command. On the other hand I thought that there was a now deprecated command
line tool named cabal-install. I find this a bit confusing.
> How do I install and configure it so that it is integrated best with
> GHC 6.10.1? For example, should cabal use some directory in the GHC tree
> to place compiled packages in?
Cabal wants to place package info in $HOME/.cabal. However, I want to install
packages globally with sudo. So I want to have a global package cache. Is
there a common directory to be used for that or is cabal[-install] only for
Well, there is the --global option but it is apparently only for registering
packages globally. Does it change the destination directory for the
installed packages too? If yes, to what directory? Is the default --global
or --user? Sorry, but I cannot find the answers to this in the docs and I
don’t want to mess up my file system.
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