A package does not install in Windows, but it should

Gregory Collins greg at gregorycollins.net
Thu Jul 4 03:20:04 CEST 2013

Windows doesn't allow files called "Aux" (it's a vestige of the DOS days).


On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 6:57 PM, Daniel Díaz Casanueva <dhelta.diaz at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Hello everyone.
> Firstly, my apologies if this is not the right place to report this
> problem, but my guess is that is a cabal related problem.
> I wrote a package and is now uploaded in Hackage [1]. I do not have any
> problems installing it (cabal install) in my usual computer (debian). I
> tried other computer running windows, and it does not build reporting the
> following error:
> hatex-guide- failed while unpacking the package. The exception was:
> user error (Invalid file name in tar archive:
> "hatex-guide-\\Text\\LaTeX\\Guide\\Aux.hs")
> I am using a custom script and this module here (Text.LaTeX.Guide.Aux) is
> generated by the Setup.hs code.
> Suspecting that it may fail in other computers as well, I have tried to
> install it in yet another maching (ubuntu). It installed just fine.
> Therefore, I am seeing different behaviors depending on the system, when
> the library really does not use any platform specific feature. It should be
> portable if I am not missing anything. Anyway, note that the error is
> "while unpacking the package". Mysterious to me.
> I would gladly look through the Cabal code and look in which step is the
> error thrown, but I am not familiarized with the code of the library and it
> may be a big task for such a simple (in appearance) error. However, I can
> tell that I didn't try (yet).
> Any help is appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Daniel Díaz.
> --
> [1] http://hackage.haskell.org/package/hatex-guide
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