how to return ghc to Cabal-1.0
simonmar at microsoft.com
Mon Aug 8 10:59:31 EDT 2005
On 08 August 2005 13:42, Serge D. Mechveliani wrote:
> Please, how to return GHC to Cabal-1.0 ?
> I have installed ghc-184.108.40.20650806-i386-unknown-linux
> in my home.
> Then I tried to upgrade Cabal in GHC to 1.1.1.
> For this, I istalled Cabal-1.1.1 to my home.
> Then, there appeared a certain difficulty in building application.
> But now I decide to stop these experiments
> (have not time now to struggle with complications) and to return to
> ghc-6.4.1 (with Cabal-1.0).
> And cannot!
> Then, I remove the installation directory and install
> ghc-6.4.1-pre binary by new, starting from `configure'.
> Then ghci -package Cabal
> crashes, reporting something of Cabal-1.1.1.
You should really cut and paste the *exact* command and error message,
we can't tell much from this. Don't worry about spamming us with too
To return to Cabal-1.0, you should simply unregister Cabal-1.1.1,
assuming you haven't also unregistered Cabal-1.0.
'ghc-pkg list' will tell you which packages are registered, and whether
they are registered globally or locally to you. 'ghc-pkg unregister
Cabal-1.1.1' will unregister Cabal-1.1.1, for example. If it is
registered for you only, then you will need to add the --user flag.
Additionally, you probably want to delete the files that belong to
Cabal-1.1.1. 'ghc-pkg describe Cabal-1.1.1' will tell you where the
files live (before you unregister it, of course).
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