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authorfiddlosopher <fiddlosopher@788f1e2b-df1e-0410-8736-df70ead52e1b>2008-07-10 23:26:18 +0000
committerfiddlosopher <fiddlosopher@788f1e2b-df1e-0410-8736-df70ead52e1b>2008-07-10 23:26:18 +0000
commit275f9dc94c1ff15e2fafae9e3b5fe7bab2d9c88f (patch)
treec77eb9e93ad756c18c6f6af84b01b59f5ce2f5e0 /INSTALL
parent2df112bdf681ca5831c1d3137c2788e68d33ef43 (diff)
Added note to INSTALL that Cabal >= 1.2 is required for build.
Resolves Issue #74. git-svn-id: 788f1e2b-df1e-0410-8736-df70ead52e1b
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@@ -14,10 +14,14 @@ X). If you're using Windows, you can install [Cygwin].
Installing GHC
-To compile Pandoc, you'll need [GHC] version 6.6 or greater. If you
-don't have GHC already, you can get it from the [GHC Download] page. If
-you're compiling GHC from source, be sure to get the `extralibs` in
-addition to the base tarball.
+To compile Pandoc, you'll need [GHC] version 6.6 or greater and [Cabal]
+version 1.2 or greater. If you don't have GHC already, you can get it
+from the [GHC Download] page. If you're compiling GHC from source, be
+sure to get the `extralibs` in addition to the base tarball. GHC comes
+with a version of Cabal. Note, however, that the version of Cabal that
+comes with GHC 6.6 is not recent enough. So if you are using GHC 6.6,
+you'll probably need to [install Cabal] separately. You can check your
+Cabal version using `ghc-pkg list`.
If you're running MacOS X, it may be more convenient to install GHC
using [MacPorts] or [Fink].
@@ -29,6 +33,8 @@ GHC and the required libraries using `apt-get`:
[GHC Download]:
+[install Cabal]:
@@ -101,8 +107,8 @@ Installing pandoc using Cabal
Pandoc can also be installed using the standard Haskell packaging tool,
[Cabal]( You'll need GHC 6.6 or greater
-(see [Installing GHC](#installing-ghc), above). Just download the source
-tarball, unpack, and type:
+and Cabal 1.2 or greater (see [Installing GHC](#installing-ghc), above).
+Just download the source tarball, unpack, and type:
runhaskell Setup.hs configure
runhaskell Setup.hs build