[Haskell-cafe] A cabal odyssey

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Wed Aug 18 02:37:12 EDT 2010

Ben Millwood wrote:
> It sounds to me like your life would be a lot easier if you knew about
> cabal-install's root-cmd configuration parameter! Open your
> .cabal/config file and uncomment and set:
> root-cmd: sudo
> Now cabal-install will take up root permissions when and only when necessary :)
> I only found this out after asking #haskell about similar problems.
> Perhaps it should be more prominent somehow.

Thank you for that. I was hoping such a thing had been implemented 

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