[Haskell-cafe] Help test XDG support in cabal-install

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 21:36:02 UTC 2022

Is there a migration path for converting to the new layout? The above
makes clear what happens to `~/.cabal/config` but only hints about
what I should do with other paths (e.g. `~/.cabal/store`). Or is the
preferred migration path to move the config file and nuke (or move out
of the way, as a backup) everything else?

On Mon, Oct 3, 2022 at 3:56 PM Troels Henriksen <athas at sigkill.dk> wrote:
> Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com> writes:
> > On Sun, Oct 2, 2022 at 2:49 PM Troels Henriksen <athas at sigkill.dk> wrote:
> >> Still, because of the delicacy of a change like this, we’d like some
> >> external confirmation that cabal is still usable. This requires human
> >> trials. Therefore, if you are a human who uses cabal, please try
> >> installing the latest development version and see if it still works for
> >> you. If you want to try out the new XDG future, you can delete your
> >> ~/.cabal directory (possibly copying ~/.cabal/config to
> >> ~/.config/cabal/config first). I’ve been dogfooding this support for a
> >> over month, but I have no illusions about my usage covering the full
> >> feature space.
> >
> > Is there a convenient way to install this without doing a `git clone`?
> > In particular I'd like a convenient way to manage it via `ghcup` as
> > was provided for the RC.
> As a side effect, Cabal's CI suite produces artifacts that contain
> (dynamically linked) 'cabal' executables.  The following URL retrieves a
> zipfile that contains a tarball that contains 'cabal':
> https://github.com/haskell/cabal/suites/8566596132/artifacts/383133509
> It may or may not work for ghcup.  I assume that once actual release
> candidates are made, more easily-installable binaries will also be
> provided, as with previous releases. But that's probably six months or
> more away.
> --
> \  Troels
> /\ Henriksen

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