installing non-haskell binaries with cabal

David Roundy droundy at
Wed Jun 11 13:17:39 EDT 2008

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 06:41:37AM -0700, Jonathan Cast wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 11:08 +0100, Duncan Coutts wrote:
> > All these things are already possible (if not easy) using custom code in
> > the Setup.hs script and/or using a ./configure script.
> I assume the claim above about cabal-install failing to install such a
> package is incorrect, right?
> Beyond which, to paraphrase what I tell my boss at work, I can get
> Setup.lhs to do anything I want, it's written in a Turing-complete
> language.  But I'd rather not use a tool I'm going to have to fight.

Indeed, that's the advantage of using systems like autoconf and make:
they're written with extensibility in mind.


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