[Hackage] #260: cabal upgrade runs install on the current package instead of upgrading installed packages

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Thu Mar 13 03:31:57 EDT 2008

#260: cabal upgrade runs install on the current package instead of upgrading
installed packages
  Reporter:  tibbe               |        Owner:       
      Type:  defect              |       Status:  new  
  Priority:  normal              |    Milestone:       
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version:  HEAD 
  Severity:  normal              |     Keywords:       
Difficulty:  normal              |   Ghcversion:  6.8.2
  Platform:  Linux               |  
 I was very suprised when I tried to use cabal to upgrade my installed
 packages today:

 $ cabal upgrade
 cabal: No cabal file found.
 Please create a package description file <pkgname>.cabal

 Looks like Cabal tries to do a build instead so I tried it in a directory
 with a .cabal file:

 $ cd hyena
 $ cabal upgrade
 Configuring hyena-0.1.0...
 Preprocessing library hyena-0.1.0...
 Preprocessing executables for hyena-0.1.0...
 Building hyena-0.1.0...
 ar: creating archive dist/build/libHShyena-0.1.0.a
 [5 of 7] Compiling Hyena.Logging    ( Hyena/Logging.hs, dist/build/hello-
 world/hello-world-tmp/Hyena/Logging.o )
 [6 of 7] Compiling Hyena.Server     ( Hyena/Server.hs, dist/build/hello-
 world/hello-world-tmp/Hyena/Server.o )
 [7 of 7] Compiling Main             ( ./Hyena/HelloWorld.hs, dist/build
 /hello-world/hello-world-tmp/Main.o )
 Linking dist/build/hello-world/hello-world ...
 Installing: /Users/tibell/.cabal/lib/hyena-0.1.0/ghc-6.8.2
 Installing: /Users/tibell/.cabal/bin
 Registering hyena-0.1.0...
 Reading package info from "dist/installed-pkg-config" ... done.
 Saving old package config file... done.
 Writing new package config file... done.

 Instead of upgrading my installed packages it installed ''this'' package!

 Here are Cabal and cabal-install versions:

 $ cabal --version
 cabal-install version 0.4.4
 using version 1.3.7 of the Cabal library

 I've synced from HEAD today. Here are the latest patches I'm using. Cabal:

 Wed Mar 12 21:39:47 CET 2008  Duncan Coutts <duncan at haskell.org>
   * Fix search dirs used for pre-processing executables

 and for cabal-install:

 Wed Mar 12 14:53:35 CET 2008  Duncan Coutts <duncan at haskell.org>
   * Parse filepaths in the config file the same way as in .cabal files

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/260>
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