[haskell-platform] #13: Cabal won't track tool dependencies

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Sat Apr 18 04:43:37 EDT 2009

#13: Cabal won't track tool dependencies
Reporter:  dons    |       Owner:                     
    Type:  defect  |      Status:  new                
Priority:  major   |   Milestone:  Release 2: 2009.1.0
 Version:          |    Keywords:                     
 The platform specifies developer tools that should be installed on the

  * haddock
  * happy
  * alex

 etc. Currently, there is no way to specify this in the platform .cabal
 file (thus the .cabal file is not a complete description of the

 We need to find a way to have:

  * cabal-install install such tools
  * 'register' them in some way

Ticket URL: <http://trac.haskell.org/haskell-platform/ticket/13>
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