[Haskell-cafe] Libraries in home dir

Dougal Stanton dougal at dougalstanton.net
Thu Oct 9 09:18:46 EDT 2008

On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 2:08 PM, Mauricio <briqueabraque at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to use a few libraries from hackage
> and have already download and built them. Can
> I install those libraries somewhere in my
> home dir (I want to avoid installing as root)
> so that ghc can find them?
> If so, which options should I give to Setup.hs
> (with main=defaultMain) so that the libraries
> are going to be copy to that dir?

Dpeending on whether you have (and are using) cabal-install, either

$ cabal install diagrams --prefix=$HOME --user


$ runhaskell Setup.lhs configure --prefix=$HOME --user

That will (a) put the libraries etc in $HOME/lib and (b) register
these packages locally.

Hope that helps!


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