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

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Wed Apr 29 15:20:54 EDT 2009

On Apr 29, 2009, at 04:29 , Ketil Malde wrote:
> Victor Nazarov <asviraspossible at gmail.com> writes:
>> Ubuntu/Debian policy seems to be installation into /var/lib/cabal .
> Since when?  I have a ton of stuff installed via apt-get, and I don't

Context suggests he means global installation via Cabal, not apt-get.

>> cabal. Drawback is that you should add /var/lib/cabal/bin into your
>> PATH.
> Some systems used /opt in more or less this way.

And still do (Solaris, Mac OS X).

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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