[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: Utrecht Haskell Compiler (UHC) -- first release

Thomas Davie tom.davie at gmail.com
Sun Apr 19 04:02:25 EDT 2009

On 19 Apr 2009, at 09:52, Duncan Coutts wrote:

> On Sun, 2009-04-19 at 00:41 +0200, Thomas Davie wrote:
>>> Apparently a "user" install of uuagc and fgl isn't good enough.  Fun
>>> to know.
>> I've found user installs don't work at all on OS X, various people in
>> #haskell were rather surprised to discover this, so apparently it's
>> not the default behavior on other platforms.
> Currently, user installs are the default on all platforms except
> Windows.
>> It really rather makes "cabal install" rather odd – because it  
>> doesn't
>> actually install anything you can use without providing extra  
>> options!
> It should work fine, you'll need to give more details.

This has been the result, at least every time I've installed ghc:

$ cabal install xyz
$ runhaskell Setup.hs configure -- where abc depends on xyz
Configuring abc-0.0...
Setup.lhs: At least the following dependencies are missing:
xyz -any
$ sudo cabal install --global xyz
$ runhaskell Setup.hs configure
Configuring abc-0.0...
$ runhaskell Setup.hs build


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