[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Platform install instructions
michael at snoyman.com
Fri Feb 25 11:40:19 CET 2011
Some of the dependencies for Yesod (such as haskell-src) require
happy. For the "Yesod in Five Minutes" page, I've given
instructions to cabal install happy and then cabal install yesod.
However, as Xavier Shay pointed out to me, this won't actually work on
a vanilla install, since happy gets installed in the cabal bin folder,
which is not by default on the PATH. Two questions:
* Should we document this somewhere in the Haskell Platform install
process? I'm sure many old-time users of cabal are well aware that
they need ~/.cabal/bin in the PATH, but new users will not be. I would
also like to update Yesod's documentation; does anyone have standard
phrasing that is applicable to all operating systems?
* Should we consider modifying the build tools to automatically look
for build dependencies in the cabal bin folder?
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