[Haskell-cafe] cabal-install

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Tue Nov 27 21:02:29 EST 2007

> Just thought I install the latest version (0.4.0) from hackage and test it.
> Build and install went fine, but then it gets strange:
> ben at sarun: .../haskell/cabal-install-0.4.0 > sudo runhaskell Setup.lhs
> install
> Installing: /usr/local/bin
> ben at sarun: .../haskell/cabal-install-0.4.0 > rehash
> ben at sarun: .../haskell/cabal-install-0.4.0 > cabal --help
> Usage: cabal [GLOBAL FLAGS]
>   or:  cabal COMMAND [FLAGS]
> [...etc...]
> Commands:
>   fetch      Downloads packages for later installation or study.
>   install    Installs a list of packages.
>   update     Updates list of known packages
>   clean      Removes downloaded files
>   list       List available packages on the server.
>   info       Emit some info
> ben at sarun: .../haskell/cabal-install-0.4.0 > cd ..
> ben at sarun: .../software/haskell > cabal info
> Config file /home/ben/.cabal/config not found.
> Writing default configuration to /home/ben/.cabal/config.
> cabal: dist/Conftest.c: openFile: does not exist (No such file or directory)

This one is due to having an out of date cabal. Upgrade to darcs cabal,
then rebuild cabal-install, and things should go fine.

-- Don

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