Default prefix for Cabal on Windows
ross at soi.city.ac.uk
Tue Jun 21 07:42:24 EDT 2005
On Tue, Jun 21, 2005 at 12:14:04PM +0100, Simon Marlow wrote:
> I've fixed that, and made the changes above. However, I think $(libdir)
> and $(bindir) should be configurable as options to ./setup configure
> (weren't we going to do that at one stage?).
Yes "we" were, but "we" haven't got around to it :-)
> The story is now:
> On Windows,
> prefix | is_excutable = $(ProgramFiles)\$(PackageId)
> | is_library = $(ProgramFiles)\Haskell\$(PackageId)
> libdir = $(prefix)\$(CompilerId)
> bindir = $(prefix)\bin
> On Unix,
> prefix = "/usr/local"
> libdir = $(prefix)/$(PackageId)/$(CompilerId)
> bindir = $(prefix)/bin
> This is ok for the default prefix, but not great if you want to set
> prefix to /opt/pkg-1.0, for example - that's why we need to be able to
> set libdir independently.
Actually you have
libdir = $(prefix)/lib/$(PackageId)/$(CompilerId)
which is better, as the FHS forbids creativity in the names of the
immediate subdirectories of /usr/local. But maybe this is something
other than libdir, for which the conventional default is
libdir = $(prefix)/lib
You'll probably also want substitution of variables in these strings
before too long.
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