Cabal question: Generated data files

Alfonso Acosta alfonso.acosta at
Wed Aug 20 08:41:53 EDT 2008

On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 2:35 PM, Neil Mitchell <ndmitchell at> wrote:
> That is also what I wondered. Also, as the hoogle binary is required
> to generate databases (it is called by the database generation
> program), I will have to find the hoogle binary at this point.
> Unfortunately it won't have been installed in $PATH, and I'm not sure
> if Cabal guarantees where it has put the binary.

Well, I guess that, If you create a Cabal posthook as I suggested, you
could just use the inplace hoogle binary under dist/ (assuming, of
course, you don't need any configuration value from Paths_Hoogle to
generate the databases).

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