RFC: include a cabal-install executable in future GHC releases
haskell-oren at ben-kiki.org
Mon Jan 20 05:24:33 UTC 2014
Hear hear! This would be most welcome.
On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 2:14 AM, Carter Schonwald <
carter.schonwald at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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:
>> 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
>> > a cabal-install binary
>> For Windows, we provide a stand-alone cabal.exe on the Cabal site .
>> I guess we could do the same for Linux and OS X.
>>  http://www.haskell.org/cabal/download.html
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