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

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Wed Feb 24 06:22:41 EST 2010

On 24/02/2010 10:07, Christian Maeder wrote:
> 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
> /local/maeder/lib/ghc-6.13.20100211/package.conf.d/syb-
> ISO-8859 English text
> and my (accidental) setting is:
> LANG=de_DE at euro

And you got that by just 'cabal install syb'?  What version of 
cabal-install?  (cabal --version)


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