Ticket #770 (new defect)
cabal is not reading or respecting ~/.cabal/config
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|Severity:||minor||Keywords:||cabal config global directories|
I changed my ~/.cabal/config file to keep global packages under /usr/local/lib/haskell and /usr/local/share/haskell to avoid cluttering the main /usr/local/lib and /usr/local/share/doc directories. ghc-pkg finds them just fine, and ghc-pkg recache works as expected. However, when I do 'cabal install whatever --global' it still throws everything into the old default directories, and more distressingly it isn't updating the access timestamp on ~/.cabal/config (as revealed by ls -u.)
cabal --version reports 0.8.2 using library 126.96.36.199, nothing else unusual about my setup.