Installing syb(-0.1.03) package in head version of Haskell

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Tue Feb 23 16:49:30 EST 2010

On 23/02/10 18:46, Christian Maeder wrote:
> Ross Paterson schrieb:
>> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 03:05:56PM -0000, Bayley, Alistair wrote:
>>> Just a wild guess, but the package description has this non-ascii text:
>>> author:                 Ralf Lämmel, Simon Peyton Jones
>>> It could well be Latin-1 encoded, rather than UTF8.
>> No, syb- is UTF-8-encoded (conforming to the Cabal docs).
> My guess would be that the "locale" is not properly set. The environment
> variable LANG should be set to something shown by "locale -a" (i.e
> en_GB). Other LC_* variables should not be set.
> The variables should not be "C" or "POSIX".
> (I was able to install syb- without a problem)

Both Cabal and ghc-pkg explicitly use UTF-8 for handling .cabal and 
package configuration files, so if you end up with a Latin-1 file in 
your package database then something has gone wrong.  If anyone can 
reproduce this problem then please submit a ticket.


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