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Name: virthualenv
Version: 0.2.1
Synopsis: Virtual Haskell Environment builder
Description: virthualenv is a tool (inspired by Python's virtualenv) to create isolated Haskell environments.
It creates a sandboxed environment in a .virthualenv/ directory, which, when activated,
allows you to use regular Haskell tools (ghc, ghci, ghc-pkg, cabal) to manage your Haskell
code and environment. It's possible to create an environment, that uses different GHC version
than your currently installed. virthualenv is supposed to be easier to learn (and use) than
similar packages (like cabal-dev or capri).
Basic usage.
First, choose a directory where you want to keep your sandboxed Haskell environment,
usually a good choice is a directory containing your cabalized project (if you want to work
on a few projects (perhaps an app and its dependent library), just choose any of them,
it doesn't really matter). Enter that directory:
> cd ~/projects/foo
Next, create your new isolated Haskell environment (this is a one time only (per environment) step):
> virthualenv
Now, every time you want to use this enviroment, you have to activate it:
> source .virthualenv/bin/activate
That's it! Now it's possible to use all regular Haskell tools like usual, but it won't affect
your global/system's Haskell environment, and also your per-user environment (from ~/.cabal and
~/.ghc) will stay the same. All cabal-installed packages will be private to this environment,
and also the external environments (global and user) will not affect it (this environment
will only inherit very basic packages - mostly ghc and Cabal and their deps).
When you're done working with this environment, enter command 'deactivate',
or just close the current shell (with exit).
> deactivate
Advanced usage.
The only advanced usage is using different GHC version. This can be useful to test your code
against different GHC version (even against nightly builds).
First, download binary distribution of GHC for your platform
(e.g. ghc-7.0.4-i386-unknown-linux.tar.bz2), then create a new environment using that GHC
> virthualenv --ghc=/path/to/ghc_something.tar.bz2
Then, proceed (with [de]activation) as in basic case.
virthualenv has been tested on i386 Linux systems, but it should work on any Posix platform.
External (from tarball) GHC feature requires binary GHC distribution compiled for your platform,
that can be extracted with tar and installed with "./configure --prefix=PATH; make install".
For more info please consult "virthualenv --help" or the attached README file.
License: BSD3
License-file: LICENSE
Author: Bartosz Ćwikłowski
Copyright: (c) 2011 Bartosz Ćwikłowski
Category: Development
Build-type: Simple
Stability: alpha
Tested-with: GHC == 6.12.3, GHC == 7.0.4
Data-files: virthualenv.el,
Extra-source-files: skeletons/activate, skeletons/cabal, skeletons/cabal_config
Cabal-version: >=1.6
Executable virthualenv
Main-is: virthualenv.hs
Hs-source-dirs: src
Ghc-options: -threaded -Wall
Build-depends: base >= && < 4.6
, process >= && < 1.2
, filepath >= && < 1.4
, directory >= && < 1.2
, Cabal >= && < 1.15
, mtl >= && < 2.1
, bytestring >= && < 0.10
, file-embed >= && < 0.1
, split >= 0.1.4 && < 0.2
, safe >= 0.3 && < 0.4
Other-modules: Util.Cabal
, Util.Template
, Util.IO
, Skeletons
, Types
, MyMonad
, Args
, Paths
, SanityCheck
, Process
, PackageManagement
, Actions
Source-repository head
Type: git
Location: git://