ANN: Cabal 0.5 (GHC 6.4 release candidate)
simonmar at microsoft.com
Tue Feb 22 04:54:22 EST 2005
On 22 February 2005 08:24, Jens Petersen wrote:
> Yes, as in whether install dir is made under /usr/lib or
> /usr/lib/ghc-<version>/ or whatever. So really this is a
> request for a "--libdir" option to setup? In some cases
> --prefix may be sufficient, but not if there is both
> an executable and libraries in a package for example.
--libdir is a good idea.
>>> Personally I would like to see ghc libraries at least installed
>>> under ghc's libdir since their ABI depends on the version of ghc
>>> they are built with, ie typically under $libdir/ghc-$ghc_version/
>>> rather than $libdir.
>> You mean by default, without using the --prefix flag? That seems
>> pretty reasonable.
> Yep. Actually if this were the default, I probably wouldn't
> need --libdir much at all. :-)
I'm not keen for libraries to install in ghc's libdir by default. I'd
like to keep GHC's choice of libdir and its layout private to GHC, I
don't see the need for other installers to depend on it.
By all means make the default package libdir something like
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