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

Christian Maeder Christian.Maeder at
Wed Feb 24 05:07:26 EST 2010

Simon Marlow schrieb:
> 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.

Indeed, I have a latin-1 file

ISO-8859 English text

and my (accidental) setting is:

LANG=de_DE at euro

Cheers Christian

My ghc-6.12.1 uses syb- (which is ASCII)

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