Cabal: bindir/libdir/datadir

Simon Marlow simonmar at
Thu Oct 6 08:06:58 EDT 2005

On 06 October 2005 12:25, Ross Paterson wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 11:29:30AM +0100, Simon Marlow wrote:
>>   -  The "setup copy" command already has --copy-prefix, and it would
>>      need additional arguments --copy-bindir, --copy-libdir etc. if
>>      bindir and friends were absoluate paths (actually, I don't know
>>      why we have --copy-prefix, when we should really have a
>>      --copy-to that is prepended to the existing prefix, that would
>>      eliminate the need for --copy-bindir etc.).
> We did have that for a while, but someone objected to it:

Heh :-)  Thanks Ross.  Well, I wasn't taking into account absolute
bindir/libdir.  It's not a big deal, as long as we don't have absolute
bindir/libdir paths there's no need to change it back.


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