[Hugs-users] Hugs on Macs

Gregory Wright gwright at comcast.net
Sun Feb 11 21:41:52 EST 2007

Hi Peter,

On Feb 11, 2007, at 1:07 PM, Dr. Peter R. Rüßmann wrote:

> Good evening,
> I am pretty new in the Macs environment and my target is to install  
> Hugs Haskell on this system. I have done this on a test machine via  
> Darwin Ports following the descriptions found in the web.
> Now my system administrator told me that this procedure is not  
> suitable for the productive system, because Darwin Ports allows  
> uncontrolled installation working out of the “usual rights  
> context”. Therefore I have some questions:

I'm not sure what this "usual rights context" means.  Macports (the  
new name of darwinports) allows
installation in directories controlled by the user without root  
privileges.  I know of at least one
case where this is used by students to install ghc on their own  
systems.  For a system-wide installation,
hugs can be installed using root privileges through the sudo command,  
as in

	sudo port hugs98 install

I support hugs under macports, so you can copy your questions to me.

If you can specify more completely what the problem is, perhaps I can  

Best Wishes,

> 1) Is there a more suitable way to overcome the mentioned Darwin  
> Ports difficulties?
> 2) Did someone use Darwin Ports to install Hugs and solved the  
> mentioned difficulties (perhaps using the sudo command)?
> Thanks for your help, Peter
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