[Haskell-cafe] runghc Setup.hs doitall

Sebastian Sylvan sebastian.sylvan at gmail.com
Sun Jan 18 11:22:50 EST 2009

Is there some sort of bundle that you can use to install cabal-install 
easily? Because it looks to me like I'd have to spend the better part of an 
evening manually downloading and installing the gazillion of dependencies it 
has, which is far too much work when I just wanted to spend ten minutes 
playing with some package...

From: "Daniel Fischer" <daniel.is.fischer at web.de>
Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2009 10:35 PM
To: "Alberto G. Corona " <agocorona at gmail.com>; <haskell-cafe at haskell.org>
Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] runghc Setup.hs doitall

> Am Samstag, 17. Januar 2009 23:20 schrieb Alberto G. Corona:
>> Hi guys:
>> I don´t know how difficult really is, but it seens that it could be done
>> because all the necessary elements are there (except perhaps the mapping
>> package name-hackage url): Why hasn´t been done yet Is unknown to me.
>> It would be very useful and a big save of time  to have a cabal commad
>> "chech-dependencies-and-install-them-by-downloading-them-from-hackage-then-
>>configure-build-and-install-this-package?. The unix installers do is t 
>> binaries and are obsolete, so I have to do it manually with cabal 
>> everytime
>>  when i download a new compiler version from haskell.org.
>> Cheers
>>   Alberto.
> Use cabal-install:
> cabal update && cabal install foo
> checks for dependencies, downloads and builds them automatically (if
> possible).
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