Cabal and installing packages.

Gabriel Ebner ge at
Fri Dec 3 12:55:18 EST 2004

Keean Schupke <k.schupke at> writes:

> I find that debian/gentoo etc do not have all the packages available
> for say perl, and it is nice to have a consistant interface on any 
> platform...

In such cases I think it's better to provide a way to make native
packages.  E.g. if you want to install some obscure perl module under
gentoo, you can just type in Some::Obscure::Module, and
after a few minutes a bunch of proper native packages will have been

The best thing about is that it uses existing packages if
possible.  So if e.g. dev-perl/LibXML has been patched to work with
gcc-3.4 and the package you want to install depends on LibXML, you
couldn't install it using CPAN but you could using

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