[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskell Platform - changing the global install dir

Mikhail Glushenkov the.dead.shall.rise at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 22:47:02 EDT 2009

Hi Paul,

Paul Moore <p.f.moore <at> gmail.com> writes:

> Is there a way I could have specified that I want the global install
> directory in D:\Apps\Haskell? I guess I could hack my cabal\config
> file (and presumably change PATH) but that seems a bit ugly. 

A bit ugly? Why? That's precisely what the config files are for.

> Is the
> use of Program Files even when the install was to somewhere else a
> bug?

Not really, the Windows installer just doesn't tinker with the
default cabal-install install location. There are plans, though,
to implement an "install only for the current user" mode
for the next release.

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