[Haskell-cafe] Cabal-install prefix

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 02:11:34 EDT 2010

On 22 September 2010 15:55, N. Raghavendra <raghu at mri.ernet.in> wrote:
> I am new to Haskell, and am trying to install a package (scan) using
> cabal-install.  I want it to install all files under the directory
> ${HOME}/nonvc, like in ~/nonvc/share and ~/nonvc/bin.  So I specified
> install-dirs user
>  -- prefix: /home/raghu/nonvc

In Haskell, -- is the start of a single-line comment (like // in
Java), and cabal-install has taken that for its configuration file
(rather than # like in most config files).  So remove the -- from the
front of the line to get it working.

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com

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