Haskell Platform universe

Mikhail Glushenkov the.dead.shall.rise at gmail.com
Tue May 5 04:19:47 EDT 2009

Hi Bulat,

2009/5/5 Bulat Ziganshin <bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com>:
>> "Just extraction" shouldn't create any shortcuts at all - you probably
>> have them left over from the previous installation.
> nevertheless, it makes them

Hmm, I should probably install Vista and check this myself.

> imagine that you installed HP2009.1, then installed a lot of libs on
> top. next month you install HP2009.2 - and all these libs are gone.
> although everything you need is just to add to your installation pack
> of "standard" libs included in new HP release

The installer touches neither your $PROGRAMFILES\Haskell directory nor
~/.cabal/config, so if both platform releases use the same GHC
version, the libraries should continue to work (theoretically at
least, I haven't tested it:-) ).

If the GHC versions are different, you'd have to rebuild the libraries anyway.

> yes, .bat will be useful too. but i meant start menu shortcuts for us,
> dumb users :)

Installer would add .bat shortcuts to the start menu, just like VS
does. It'd give you a command line with PATH set up to point to the
bin dirs of this platform release. Or do you want a shortcut that
modifies system settings permanently?

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