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

Achim Schneider barsoap at web.de
Fri Apr 24 09:22:54 EDT 2009

Edward Middleton <emiddleton at bebear.net> wrote:

> Could you add this[1] link too, because it highlights the problem with
> user installs[1]. i.e. you either have to have root access to install
> the dependencies, or install non-haskell dependencies in your home
> directory.
> Edward
> 1. http://haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/2009-April/060441.html
I really, really don't think messed up global installs are an issue
that cabal should worry about. A messed up OpenGL is more than enough
reason to bug your admin, and a missing, say, libXML, is a thing you
either have to deal with yourself or find a well-disposed admin. In any
case, the cost of installing/fixing the install greatly outweights the
--user/--global issue.

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