[Haskell-cafe] more on my ghc package issues

Galchin, Vasili vigalchin at gmail.com
Sun Apr 13 00:33:19 EDT 2008

1) I did an Ubuntu purge followed by an install. Afterwards I rebuilt ghc
6.8.2. The same d*mn  "unknown package: unix-" message when I try to



bytestring   via runhaskell Setup.hs configure.

2) This strongly looks like the package database manager, i.e. ghc-pkg.
Source please so I can understand where this d*amn "unknown package:
unix-" message is coming from and why?

3) Serious rant mode on ... I am a computer industry veteran(decades) who is
trying to convince, coggle, etc. younger colleagues about the usefulness of
FPLs for correctness, etc, and then => "unknown package ....".


On Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH <
allbery at ece.cmu.edu> wrote:

> On Apr 12, 2008, at 12:27 , Galchin, Vasili wrote:
> > vigalchin at ubuntu:~/FTP/Haskell/unix-$ runhaskell Setup.hs cleanup
> > unknown package: unix-
> >
> > no  it doesn't.
> >
> I suspect the Cabal stuff has a dependency on the unix package (at least
> on POSIXish systems, probably via the filepath stuff) and by deregistering
> unix- which Cabal was built against you broke it.  Probably you need
> to do a full reinstall of GHC to recover at this point.
> --
> brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
> system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
> electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH
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