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

harry voldermort at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 23 08:07:33 UTC 2014

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic wrote
> I think the issue here is that we typically put "$HOME/.cabal/bin" at
> the front of our PATH so that we get the "new" cabal-install that we
> received from "cabal install cabal-instal"... but if the distro
> updates it to an even newer version, we won't see that newer version
> as it's located later in the PATH, and thus we can't rely on our
> distro packagers to figure out when there's a newer version of various
> utilities.

I've been having the opposite problem with HP - it puts the global bindir
before the user bindir. Took me a while the first time to work out why cabal
install cabal-install always succeeded, but cabal install still complained
about being outdated.

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