2015-10-02 07:44:54 +0200 <glguy> rhz: the cabal executable works on multiple versions. You can specify a GHC version to use with the -w flag
2015-10-02 07:43:17 +0200 <rhz> ok what about the cabal executable itself?
2015-10-02 07:42:14 +0200 <rhz> glguy, what about cabal packages that I install. Are they good for all ghc installations?
2015-10-02 04:58:23 +0200 <crocket> The difficulty : Leiningen < Gradle < cabal
2015-10-02 04:57:54 +0200 <crocket> People who used clojure and haskell say leiningen is easier to use than cabal.
2015-10-02 04:53:47 +0200 <roconnor> But I remember what it was like before Cabal.
2015-10-02 04:52:36 +0200 <roconnor> I'm not sure people complain about the quality of the cabal tool; AFAIU it implements it's specification solidly. The question is about whether the specification is really what we want to have.
2015-10-02 04:48:14 +0200 <crocket> Haskell community seems to focus on quality, but people say cabal is not of quality.
2015-10-01 16:32:49 +0200 <Shockk> if I'm forking a cabal package, do I need to specify the original author in both the Author and Copyright fields of the cabal file or only the Copyright field?
2015-10-01 15:54:36 +0200 <merijn> delYsid: "cabal get" the source from hackage, try to fix and email patch?
2015-10-01 15:48:27 +0200 <delYsid> Oh, now I know what Cabal hell is.
2015-10-01 11:24:25 +0200 <bitonic> I'm getting this lovely error: `/usr/bin/ld: error: .stack-work/dist/x86_64-linux/Cabal- requires dynamic R_X86_64_PC32 reloc against '_hpc_tickboxes_simulatezmserverzm0zi1zi0zi0_Settings_hpc' which may overflow at runtime; recompile with -fPIC`. I'm interpreting it as "I'm trying to link a static library (HPC) into a dynamic
2015-10-01 09:48:50 +0200 <wagle> egads, "cabal install gitit" installs EVERYTHING
2015-10-01 08:33:36 +0200 <wagle> so no ghci, ghc, or cabal, etc
2015-10-01 08:32:20 +0200 <glguy_> If you install the relocatable GHC for os x note that the version of cabal install packaged with it doesn't work with 10.11 as of r2
2015-10-01 08:18:15 +0200 <Lokathor> my biggest complaint is that it doesn't have a simple version of "cabal run", which auto-rebuilds if necessary
2015-10-01 04:02:18 +0200 <Sindriava> what's the equivalent of `cabal run` for stack?
2015-10-01 02:43:55 +0200 <dmwit> mpickering: There's no *.cabal file here, so cabal configure doesn't work.
2015-10-01 02:43:32 +0200 <mpickering> if you "cabal configure -w ghc-711.." and then cabal sandbox hc-pkg
2015-10-01 02:42:41 +0200 <dmwit> mpickering: `cabal sandbox hc-pkg` doesn't seem to understand `-w`
2015-10-01 02:39:37 +0200 <dmwit> I'll figure out how to wrangle cabal-install properly another day.
2015-10-01 02:36:13 +0200 <geekosaur> look in ~/.cabal/config, not really documented but all options shown
2015-10-01 02:35:28 +0200 <dmwit> geekosaur: Hrm. When I set with-hc-pkg in cabal.sandbox.config, it complains that ghc and ghc-pkg have a version mismatch. There doesn't seem to be a corresponding with-hc or with-ghc option to set (neither is recognized).
2015-10-01 02:05:43 +0200 <geekosaur> dmwit, I think that goes in cabal.config inside the sandbox (with-hc-pkg: /path/to/ghc-pkg-versionmaybe)
2015-10-01 01:55:20 +0200 <dmwit> tommd: `cabal install` is fine; I'm asking about `cabal sandbox hc-pkg`
2015-10-01 01:54:03 +0200 <tommd> dmwit: Does 'cabal install --with-hc=...' not do as desired?
2015-10-01 01:52:19 +0200 <dmwit> I have a cabal sandbox that's not associated with a specific cabal package (there are several packages that I want to install into the sandbox). I can specify `-w ghc-7.6.3` when running `cabal install`; how can I specify which GHC to use when running `cabal sandbox hc-pkg`?
2015-10-01 00:50:02 +0200 <Sindriava> Still, until cabal can uninstall the package, it's not suitable for installing binaries IMO
2015-10-01 00:48:51 +0200 <ReinH> Sindriava: cabal-install makes sense
2015-10-01 00:48:22 +0200 <Sindriava> ReinH: So does cabal-install, and it's installed separately
2015-10-01 00:46:42 +0200 <ReinH> Sindriava: I would rather use cabal to install haskell packages
2015-10-01 00:42:51 +0200 <Sindriava> cabal shouldn't be used to install this stuff
2015-10-01 00:07:30 +0200 <zipper> I just want to get hs-source-dirs from a cabal file.
2015-10-01 00:07:02 +0200 <zipper> and I can't find a way to get the extract what is pointed to by "hs-source-dirs:" in a cabal file
2015-10-01 00:05:49 +0200 <zipper> Hey I'm looking at https://hackage.haskell.org/package/Cabal-ide-backend-…