[Haskell-cafe] Re: Problems with Haskell Platform

Ben Millwood haskell at benmachine.co.uk
Wed Jun 2 10:37:35 EDT 2010

On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 12:37 PM, Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
<ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is there a way of making Cabal install dependencies using the system
>> package manager, then?
>> For example, I might ask Cabal to install package A.  Package A
>> depends on B and C.  A package for B can be downloaded through APT,
>> but there are no APT-installable candidates for A and C.  Are you
>> saying that Cabal can download and install B using APT, then download
>> A and C from Hackage?
> If you mean cabal-install, then no, there's no integration on either
> side.

It's worth noting, though, that cabal-install doesn't track installed
packages itself, GHC does. So if you install a library from APT and it
writes to the package.conf correctly, cabal-install will be able to
find it.

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