installing non-haskell binaries with cabal

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Mon Jun 9 18:36:19 EDT 2008

On Mon, 2008-06-09 at 23:35 +0200, Misha Aizatulin wrote:
> hello,
>    I would like to distribute a shell script as part of my haskell 
> project. How can I tell cabal to install the script as an executable?

At the moment there is no easy way of doing that. It can be installed as
a data file pretty easily but not into the $bindir.

You'd have to write a custom Setup.hs script and change the postInst
hook. Use LocalBuildInfo.absoluteInstallDirs to get the bindir.


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