Commit 68b6f6d3 authored by Moritz Angermann's avatar Moritz Angermann Committed by GitHub
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Add note regarding bootstrap to the main README.md

I've been failing to find this information a few times already. And I still remember not being able to find it the first time, without searching for quite a while. I hope this adds clarity to installing Cabal without cabal, and those who end up with just an unpacked ghc an no cabal to use.
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The canonical upstream repository is located at
https://github.com/haskell/cabal.
Installing Cabal
----------------
Installing Cabal (with cabal)
-----------------------------
Assuming that you have a pre-existing, older version of `cabal-install`,
run:
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(cd cabal-install; cabal install)
~~~~
Installing Cabal (without cabal)
--------------------------------
Assuming you don't have a pre-existing copy of `cabal-install`, run:
~~~~
cabal-install $ ./bootstrap.sh # running ./bootstrap.sh from within in cabal-install folder.
~~~~
For more details, and non-unix like systems, see the [README.md in cabal-install](cabal-install/README.md)
Building Cabal for hacking
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