cabal-install and executable dependencies

harry voldermort at
Mon Aug 26 08:06:00 CEST 2013

John Lato-2 wrote
> This requested feature seems to overlap with the build-tools section,
> however I don't think cabal will attempt to auto-install executables
> listed
> there.
> I think build-depends and build-tools should be kept separate, but maybe
> if
> an executable listed in build-tools isn't found, cabal could look for a
> package with the same name on hackage and attempt to install that first?

I'd forgotten about build-tools. Does it actually do anything?

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