[Hackage] #650: cabal-install clueless of previously installed lib with custom package-db

Hackage trac at galois.com
Sun Mar 28 07:29:50 EDT 2010

#650: cabal-install clueless of previously installed lib with custom package-db
  Reporter:  nomeata             |        Owner:     
      Type:  defect              |       Status:  new
  Priority:  normal              |    Milestone:     
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version:     
  Severity:  normal              |     Keywords:     
Difficulty:  unknown             |   Ghcversion:     
  Platform:  Linux               |  
 This bug was reported by a Debian user:


 This seems to happen for any library that carried dependencies, not just

 lane at biped:~/src/test $ cabal --version
 cabal-install version 0.8.0
 using version of the Cabal library
 lane at biped:~/src/test $ cabal update
 Downloading the latest package list from hackage.haskell.org
 lane at biped:~/src/test $ echo "[]" > my-package-db
 lane at biped:~/src/test $ cabal install parallel --package-
 Resolving dependencies...
 Downloading deepseq-
 Configuring deepseq-
 Preprocessing library deepseq-
 Building deepseq-
 [1 of 1] Compiling Control.DeepSeq  ( Control/DeepSeq.hs,
 dist/build/Control/DeepSeq.o )
 Registering deepseq-
 Installing library in
 Registering deepseq-
 Downloading parallel-
 Configuring parallel-
 Preprocessing library parallel-
 Building parallel-
 [1 of 2] Compiling Control.Parallel ( Control/Parallel.hs,
 dist/build/Control/Parallel.o )
 [2 of 2] Compiling Control.Parallel.Strategies (
 Control/Parallel/Strategies.hs, dist/build/Control/Parallel/Strategies.o )
 Registering parallel-
 cabal: parallel- dependency
 "deepseq-" doesn't exist (use
 --force to override)
 cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
 parallel- failed during the building phase. The exception was:
 ExitFailure 1

 Was he doing something wrong, or is this a bug in cabal-install?

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/650>
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