[Hackage] #868: cabal clean crash

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Thu Aug 4 15:56:24 CEST 2011

#868: cabal clean crash
  Reporter:  Phyx                |        Owner:         
      Type:  defect              |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  normal              |    Milestone:         
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal              |     Keywords:         
Difficulty:  unknown             |   Ghcversion:         
  Platform:                      |  
 When using a custom build type, clean wil always crash (atleast on
 windows). Cabal leaves cleaning up to the compiled Setup.exe, which itself
 resides in sdist, so an attempt to clean *all* files in sdist requires
 Setup.exe to be deleted aswell. And since a program can't delete itself,
 this will always result in the following crash:

 PS C:\Users\Phyx\Documents\Haskell\cabaltest> cabal clean
 Error while removing dist/: DeleteFile "dist\\setup\\setup.exe":
 permission denied (Access is denied.)

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/868>
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