Alex install failure

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Fri Aug 18 15:33:23 UTC 2017

On Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 8:04 AM, Ben Gamari <ben at> wrote:

> Simon Peyton Jones via ghc-devs <ghc-devs at> writes:
> > I'm trying to update my installation of alex, on Unix (Ubuntu).  But I
> get the dump below
> > It's complaining about a lock file being an invalid argument (see
> highlight below).
> > If I manually remove the file I get past that, it successfully
> > installs tf-random, but the same thing happens on the next package. So
> > I can install packages one at a time, but that's silly.
> Hmm. Here's a shot in the dark: is home home directory mounted via NFS
> by any chance?

I was thinking CIFS, but pretty much the same issue. Or NTFS via FUSE

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