[Haskell-cafe] Re: Problems with Haskell Platform

Jens Petersen petersen at haskell.org
Thu Jun 3 20:27:42 EDT 2010

On 31 May 2010 20:14, Pete Chown <1 at 234.cx> wrote:
> I was just thinking, interactions between Cabal and the distribution package
> manager could get worse, as shared Haskell libraries become more common.
>  Suppose a distribution ships a package 'foo', but not a package 'bar' which
> depends on it.  The 'foo' package includes shared libraries.  The user now
> installs 'bar' using Cabal.  This causes Cabal to install 'foo' (because it
> is a dependency) and it won't use the distribution's package manager.

This is a good valid point and one I have been worrying about myself sometimes.

I often find myself hitting Ctrl-C at "cabal install HACKAGE" to run
"yum install ghc-DEPENDENCY-devel"
and before returning to run "cabal install" again.

It would be nice to automate this in some way - cabal-install plugins, anyone??


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