Re: How do people manage cabal vs deb packages?
Erik de Castro Lopo <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Does anybody use both debian and cabal installed packages? I know I
> definitely prefer debian packages but some stuff, like contributing
> to upstream packages, just really needs cabal-install.
> I know I've tried to make these co-exist in the past and it was nothing
> but pain.
I've generally tried to use debian packages (which install in /usr), and
supplemented with cabal packages (in /usr/local), and that has seemed to
work okay for me¹. Generally, GHC will just use whatever is the latest
Could you be more specific about the problems you encounter?
¹ Previously, the amount of useful packages in Debian (and Ubuntu, which
I use) was quite limited, of course. Perhaps I haven't yet used debs
extensively enough to run into trouble?
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