[Fwd: Re: [Haskell-cafe] Re: Cabal's default install location]
duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Thu Apr 23 04:41:39 EDT 2009
-------- Forwarded Message --------
> From: Thomas Davie <tom.davie at gmail.com>
> To: Duncan Coutts <duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk>
> Cc: Haskell Cafe <haskell-cafe at haskell.org>
> Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] Re: Cabal's default install location
> Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 09:48:31 +0200
> The results in the poll seem to have stabilised now, so I'll tell you
> what happened...
> For user installs: 103
> For global installs: 52
> Others: 9
> Interesting Ideas:
> • Claus made the suggestion that there be no default, instead that
> cabal asks you which you prefer the first time you run, or directs you
> to the configuration file.
> • Many users made the suggestion that cabal should install globally
> when running as root, and for a user when running as a user, possibly
> also displaying a prominent message about what's going on.
> Most people do indeed want user installs, but a very much not
> insignificant population want global installs. Perhaps one of these
> other suggestions is the way forward?
> p.s. I personally very much like Claus' idea.
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