Default prefix for Cabal on Windows
ross at soi.city.ac.uk
Fri Jun 17 12:18:45 EDT 2005
On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 04:46:18PM +0100, Simon Marlow wrote:
> > Simon Marlow wrote:
> >> Ok, so $(ProgramFiles) is determined by the registry. Taking into
> >> account comments so far, I think we have:
> >> prefix = $(ProgramFiles)\Haskell\$(PackageName)-$(Version)
> >> libdir = $(prefix)\$(Compiler)-$(Version)
> >> bindir = $(prefix)\bin
> >> these are only defaults - users & packagers are free to change them.
> Slight modification after Brian's comments: if the package is an
> executable, then
> prefix = $(ProgramFiles)\$(PackageName)-$(Version)
> (i.e. only libraries on under $(ProgramFiles)\Haskell).
The default value of $(prefix) under Unix recently silently changed from
/usr/local to /usr/local/$(Compiler)-$(Version). I'm not sure that's
the right thing: it's incompatible with the FHS and with autoconf, and
puts executables in a place that's not on my path.
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