building a helper binary with cabal

Evan Martin martine at
Sat Mar 1 12:40:40 EST 2008

On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 9:17 AM, Evan Martin <martine at> wrote:
>  >  let dirs = absoluteInstallDirs pkg_descr lbi copydest
>  >  copyFileVerbose verbosity file (libdir dirs </> file)
>  Thanks, this is very helpful!
>  absoluteInstallDirs takes a few more args, so here's a longer example
>  for the mailing list archives.  I'm 98% of the way there, just need to
>  figure out copyDest.

I see now that there are two different absoluteInstallDirs and you
were referring to the other one.  It's much simpler now.  Though my
confusion about CopyDest remains...
(Is there a way to search Hoogle for "functions returning CopyDest"?)

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