[Haskell-cafe] Re: Cabal's default install location

Xiao-Yong Jin xj2106 at columbia.edu
Tue Apr 21 08:02:59 EDT 2009

Achim Schneider <barsoap at web.de> writes:

> Thomas Davie <tom.davie at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There seems to be an assumption amongst the community that a user's  
>> home directory is the most useful place for cabal to install to by  
>> default.  A few people have challenged that.  I wanted to find out  
>> which one most people do actually prefer, so please go and vote on  
>> this poll.
>> http://noordering.wordpress.com/2009/04/21/cabals-default-install-location/
>> It's no more than a straw poll, I don't know how protected it is  
>> against ballot stuffing, but I'm pretty confident that Haskellers
>> are trustworthy enough not to play with it that way.
>> I'll tell you all the result next week.
> alias cabal='cabal --global'

It's a trouble to distro maintainer, and relatively insecure
for regular root user.
    c/*    __o/*
    <\     * (__
    */\      <

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