rrnewton at gmail.com
Mon Jan 2 17:37:19 CET 2012
Just FYI it is possible to use OLD "cabal" binaries with the new GHC 7.4.
No need to necessarily rebuild cabal-install with GHC 7.4.
I do this all the time. Perhaps it's a bad practice ;-).
On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 8:07 AM, Brent Yorgey <byorgey at seas.upenn.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 02, 2012 at 04:35:25PM +0400, Serge D. Mechveliani wrote:
> > On Sun, Jan 01, 2012 at 07:51:39AM -0500, Ryan Newton wrote:
> > > I haven't entirely followed this and I see that it's been split over
> > > multiple threads.
> > >
> > > Did "cabal install random" actually fail for you under
> > > ghc-126.96.36.19911219? If so I'd love to know about it as the maintainer
> > > of the "random" package. (It seems to work for me for
> > > random-188.8.131.52.)
> > "cabal install random"
> > cannot run in my situation, because I have not cabal usable in the
> > command line (I only have the Cabal library in the place where the
> > ghc-184.108.40.20611219 libraries are installed).
> > My idea is that having installed GHC, I use the GHC packages and,
> > do not need to install Cabal (why complicate things?, why force a DoCon
> > user to install extra software?).
> It is not really "forcing them to install extra software". Pretty
> much everyone these days will already have the Haskell Platform, which
> comes with cabal-install anyway.
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