[Hackage] #407: Installing new packages takes forever

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Sun Nov 16 04:15:05 EST 2008

#407: Installing new packages takes forever
  Reporter:  Paul Visschers      |        Owner:         
      Type:  defect              |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  normal              |    Milestone:         
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version:
  Severity:  major               |     Keywords:         
Difficulty:  normal              |   Ghcversion:  6.10.1 
  Platform:  Linux               |  
 I have a fresh install of GHC 6.10.1 and when I try to install new
 packages I get the following message:

 cabal: ghc-pkg describe * failed. If you are using ghc-6.9 and have an
 user package database then this is probably due to ghc bug #2201. The
 workaround is to register at least one package in the user package db.

 I indeed have an empty user package database, but I kind of wanted to
 install my packages globally anyway, so I try again with the "--global"
 flag. This time I get the "Resolving dependencies..." message and then
 nothing more seems to happen. After a while my cpu's are both fully used
 and so is my memory.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/407>
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