Cabal Installing Executables

Jens Petersen petersen at
Wed Apr 20 07:39:52 EDT 2005

Isaac Jones wrote:
> Niklas Broberg <niklas.broberg at> writes:
>>With "ordinary" configure scripts, you can finetune installation using
>>flags like --libdir, --bindir, --includedir etc. This doesn't seem to
>>work with Cabal just yet, but I don't think there are any reasons why
>>it shouldn't be implementable. Feature request? =)

> I don't see any problem with this, except that there will be a lot of
> configure flags if we keep this up.  That's typical for configure,
> though.

Yes, this is really a must-have feature: it isn't possible to use setup
properly with x86_64 Fedora currently for example, since 64bits libs should be
installed under /usr/lib64 there for example.

> I filed wishlist bugs for both of these against the debian package
> haskell-cabal, which is where i'm keeping but reports.



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