RFC: include a cabal-install executable in future GHC releases
carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Mon Jan 20 05:38:58 UTC 2014
indeed, after thinking a wee bit more, yes, it'd be AMAZING if cabal devs
made binaries visibly available to the community!
(also, it does seem like cabal / cabal-install docs aren't super
discoverable for some people)
On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 12:24 AM, Oren Ben-Kiki
<haskell-oren at ben-kiki.org>wrote:
> 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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