Where should cabal install to by default?

Isaac Dupree isaacdupree at charter.net
Sun Aug 3 15:44:25 EDT 2008

Duncan Coutts wrote:
> ...
> For unix systems, do per-user installs to --prefix=~/.cabal but if ~/bin
> exists then add symlinks there.

just a reminder for anyone: if a directory is not already in 
$PATH then it's annoying to change $PATH; older shell 
sessions won't be updated automatically with the new $PATH, 
at least.  Makes it a little harder to give the user advice 
on what to do, in the cases in which we have to resort to 
merely giving advice.


More information about the Libraries mailing list