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Need a way to change global-stack-root #1148

rrnewton opened this Issue Oct 12, 2015 · 1 comment


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rrnewton commented Oct 12, 2015

stack path --global-stack-root reports the root. But as far as I can see this is hard coded? There is no analog of stack --local-bin-path or an environment variable like STACK_YAML to control the root?

My use case is to pick between machine-local and NFS installations of stack. That is, we may have ~/.stack necessarily as an NFS-stored directory, for machines where we don't have any local mounts. But then ones where we do, we could do something like the following

if [ -d /home.local/me/.stack ]; then
  export STACK_GLOBAL_ROOT=/home.local/me/.stack

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borsboom commented Oct 12, 2015

The STACK_ROOT environment variable sets the location. That could definitely be documented better (it's only in the installation instructions). Not sure why the inconsistency between that name and the stack path --global-stack-root argument, might be nice to fix. And having it overridable on the command-line would be nice too.

sjakobi added a commit to sjakobi/stack that referenced this issue Apr 1, 2016

@mgsloan mgsloan closed this in c493728 Apr 12, 2016

mgsloan added a commit that referenced this issue Apr 12, 2016

Merge pull request #1983 from sjakobi/1148-stack-root
Deprecate 'stack path --global-stack-root', add '--stack-root' options – #1148
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