[Hackage] #770: cabal is not reading or respecting ~/.cabal/config

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Wed Dec 1 00:20:23 CET 2010

#770: cabal is not reading or respecting ~/.cabal/config
  Reporter:  guest          |        Owner:                                 
      Type:  defect         |       Status:  new                            
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:                                 
 Component:  Cabal library  |      Version:                        
  Severity:  minor          |     Keywords:  cabal config global directories
Difficulty:  unknown        |   Ghcversion:  6.12.3                         
  Platform:  Linux          |  

Comment(by duncan):

 This is quite peculiar. I assume it is something odd in your particular
 setup or situation, since cabal definitely does read its config file (or
 very little would work for anyone).

 Double check a few things:

   * that your ~/.cabal/config file is readable.
   * are access timestamps on your system accurate? (may systems are
 configured with the `noatime` mount option). If you're sure it's not
 reading it at all, check with `strace`.

 Attaching your `~/.cabal/config` to this ticket might give us more clues.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/770#comment:1>
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