[Haskell-cafe] install-dirs on Mac OS X

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 22 03:18:02 EST 2009

On Mon, 2009-12-21 at 22:55 -0800, Mark Lentczner wrote:
> I have been thinking about the location of installed Haskell package
> files on Mac OS X. The choice of location affects:
> [..]
> Thoughts? I'd be happy to help by supplying patches for various tools
> to normalize all this on some agreed upon layout. I admit that I'm a
> bit unclear where the directory choices are being made: Haskell
> Platform's build process, or GHC's?  Cabal's defaults or
> cabal-install's?  And then clearly parts of Haddock. Given the number
> of tools that need to agree, seems best that we hash it out (here or
> in the wiki) first, before making patches.

I just want to say that I think it's great that you're thinking about
this. For Cabal the goal is to do the "Right Thing"tm on each platform,
so if all you OSX people agree what that right thing is then I'm happy
to adjust Cabal's defaults.


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