duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Sun Apr 13 19:26:23 EDT 2008
On Wed, 2008-04-09 at 22:55 +0100, Neil Mitchell wrote:
> > I presume this is on Windows. What version of Cabal were you using?
> HEAD whenever the original message was sent.
> Windows is always a safe bet with me :-)
Of course :-)
> > > Bug 1:
> > > cabal install worked the first time, running it a second time fails.
> > Hmm. Nothing obvious from the log and it works for me on Linux. I'll
> > have to try it on Windows.
> Its entirely possible its a bug in ghc-pkg rather than cabal. Perhaps
> those pesky .manifest files are still floating around breaking
When I get back from the hackathon I'll give it a go. Could you report
it anyway so we don't forget and in case any other windows users can add
> > Bug 2:
> > Please file a ticket for this one.
> Done #266
> > > Bug 3:
> > > Cabal upload doesn't work:
> > >
> > > $ cabal upload
> > > Username: ...
> > > Password: ....
> > You reported this one before and I fixed it:
> Yeah, but when I tried again it didn't work still. I wonder why - its
> possible one of the versions isn't as up to date as I think.
> Otherwise, it may still be an issue - did you push the patch?
Definitely pushed. You're sure you rebuilt and installed cabal-install?
$ cabal upload
cabal: the 'upload' command expects one or more .tar.gz packages.
$ cabal --version
cabal-install version 0.4.6
using version 1.3.10 of the Cabal library
> > > $ cabal upload dist
> > > E:\Neil\homeomorphic>cabal upload dist\homeomorphic-0.1.tar.gz
> > > Hackage username: NeilMitchell
> > > Hackage password: yoda
> > > Uploading dist\homeomorphic-0.1.tar.gz...
> > > ERROR: dist\homeomorphic-0.1.tar.gz: 400 Error in upload
> > >
> > > 400 error in upload - not the worlds most helpful error message...
> > Indeed. There is an error message available but I'm not sure how we get
> > at it. Any ideas Ross?
> > Another ticket for this one.
Thanks. Ross and Björn have been looking into it which is great.
> > > Cabal upload asks for your password in plain text. That one is
> > > security related - you are asking for someones password, and giving
> > > the appearance that you aren't overly fussed about keeping it secret.
> > I'm happy to add that if anyone can figure out the code to do it. It's
> > presumably different on ANSI terminals and the Windows command console.
> getChar in a loop? You can always do:
> c <- getChar
> putChar '*'
> If you so feel like it. You can even use putStr "\b \b" to move back
> one character, even on Windows.
But not in emacs :-)
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