Setting up a sandboxed installation of GHC HEAD

Jan Stolarek jan.stolarek at
Mon Mar 4 17:52:56 CET 2013

I'm trying to set up a sandboxed installation of GHC HEAD with cabal-install and some other 
libraries. I need this to run some benchmarks on Repa library. Right now I'm having problems with 
bootstraping cabal-install. I managed to work around problems with some pakcages like HTTP that 
put upper bound on base version but I'm stuck with cabal-install itself. I modified dependency on 
unix package but now I'm getting some compilation errors. I could probably fix them but I guess 
that this is not the correct way of setting up a working GHC HEAD installation. So the question 
is how should I install cabal-install with HEAD ?


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