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

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Sun May 4 00:00:25 UTC 2014

I think there's now hosted official cabal install binaries online.  I'm Afk
but they should be a short google away. Should be linked more prominently

On Saturday, May 3, 2014, Ashley Yakeley <ashley at semantic.org> wrote:

> So I want to install GHC + cabal on a new system, building cabal packages
> with profiling and documentation. Here's what I have to do:
> 1. Download, unpack and install GHC.
> 2. Download and unpack cabal-install, and run bootstrap.sh. As part of the
> bootstrap, it will download and build a bunch of packages.
> 3. Delete the downloaded packages ("rm -rf ~/.ghc/*") because they were
> built without profiling or documentation.
> 4. Call "cabal update" to get a default .cabal/config file.
> 5. Edit .cabal/config to switch on library-profiling,
> executable-profiling, and documentation.
> 6. Build my stuff.
> This would be much simplified if binary versions of cabal-install were
> available. (It would be even simpler if they were just included in the GHC
> builds -- I could eliminate 2 & 3.)
> -- Ashley Yakeley
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