[Hackage] #723: Strip path error under Cygwin

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Fri Aug 13 10:05:11 EDT 2010

#723: Strip path error under Cygwin
  Reporter:  guest               |        Owner:                      
      Type:  defect              |       Status:  new                 
  Priority:  normal              |    Milestone:                      
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version:             
  Severity:  normal              |     Keywords:  strip cygwin windows
Difficulty:  unknown             |   Ghcversion:                      
  Platform:  Windows             |  
 I am using a new Windows 7 box using cygwin and the Haskell Platform
 2010.2.0.0. I am working with cabal-install version 0.8.2
 using version of the Cabal library. Cabal config is default
 located here:
 \\fs1\grad\users\pkeir\Application Data\cabal\config
 Installing packages with cabal-install ends with an error relating to the
 path argument provided to strip (strip is present on cygwin):

 cabal install cpphs


 Linking dist\build\cpphs\cpphs.exe ...
 Installing library in \\fs1\grad\users\pkeir\Application
 Installing executable(s) in \\fs1\grad\users\pkeir\Application
 /usr/bin/strip: '\fs1\grad\users\pkeir\Application
 Data\cabal\bin\cpphs.exe': No such file
 cabal.exe: Error: some packages failed to install:
 cpphs-1.11 failed during the final install step. The exception was:
 ExitFailure 1

 It looks like strip is being given one less backslash than it needs at the
 start. The exe is however installed, and so this command does work:

 strip '\\fs1\grad\users\pkeir\Application Data\cabal\bin\cpphs.exe'

 Though of course the package remains formally uninstalled.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/723>
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