[Hackage] #551: cabal-install config file lacking

Hackage trac at galois.com
Wed May 13 09:07:54 EDT 2009

#551: cabal-install config file lacking
  Reporter:  guest               |        Owner:                   
      Type:  defect              |       Status:  new              
  Priority:  high                |    Milestone:  cabal-install-0.6
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version:          
  Severity:  normal              |     Keywords:                   
Difficulty:  unknown             |   Ghcversion:                   
  Platform:  Mac OS              |  
 1. cabal-install can't work without a remote package server address.[[BR]]
 2. this server should be specified in the ~/.cabal/config file.[[BR]]
 3. cabal-install 0.6.2 does not provide such a file.[[BR]]
 4. instructions on cabal-install page say that this file will be
 downloaded through a "cabal update" command.[[BR]]
 5. however as no server is provided, "cabal update" can't download
 6. Goto step 2...[[BR]]

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/551>
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