RFC: include a cabal-install executable in future GHC releases

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Mon Jan 20 00:14:57 UTC 2014

that still requires some discovery though! The idea (i'd hope) would be to
make the "my first ghc install on a vm" (for experts and new folks both)

go from

#install ghc via whatever mechanism, eg wget, guntar, cd blah ; make
install PREFIX=yah
#figure out how to install cabal, eg discover wget and then ./bootstrap
# cabal install thingsIwannaTry

# install ghc via some wget and make
#cabal install nice things

On Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 7:11 PM, Mikhail Glushenkov <
the.dead.shall.rise at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 1:02 AM, Carter Schonwald
> <carter.schonwald at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > point being: It'd be great for haskell usability (and egads amounts of
> > config time, even by seasoned users) the ghc bindists / installers
> included
> > a cabal-install binary
> For Windows, we provide a stand-alone cabal.exe on the Cabal site [1].
> I guess we could do the same for Linux and OS X.
> [1] http://www.haskell.org/cabal/download.html
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