[Hackage] #204: should setting user-prefix in ~/.cabal/config work?

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Sun Jan 6 00:58:58 EST 2008

#204: should setting user-prefix in ~/.cabal/config work?
  Reporter:  guest               |        Owner:         
      Type:  defect              |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  normal              |    Milestone:         
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal              |     Keywords:         
Difficulty:  normal              |   Ghcversion:  6.8.2  
  Platform:  Linux               |  
 Setting user-prefix in .cabal/config leads to the following error:

 wolverian at puni:~$ cabal info xmonad
 Warning: Error parsing config file /home/wolverian/.cabal/config: On line
 5: Parse of field 'prefix' failed:
 Warning: Using default configuration.

 I don't think the file format is documented anywhere, but a bit of
 poking in the source and a Google led me to believe that this should

 My config file looks like this:

 wolverian at puni:~$ cat .cabal/config
 compiler: GHC
 repos: hackage.haskell.org:http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive
 cachedir: "/home/wolverian/.cabal/packages"
 user-install: true
 user-prefix: "/home/wolverian"
 hackage-username: ""
 hackage-password: ""

 This is with up-to-date (as of today) Cabal and cabal-install from Darcs:

 wolverian at puni:~$ cabal --version
 cabal-install version 0.4.1
 using version 1.3.2 of the Cabal library

 And my GHC is a local (in ~) GHC 6.8.2:

 wolverian at puni:~$ ghc --version
 The Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System, version 6.8.2

 ilmari.vacklin at cs.helsinki.fi

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/204>
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