[Haskell-cafe] strange cabal error

John Lato jwlato at gmail.com
Sat May 24 12:10:35 EDT 2008

On Sat, May 24, 2008 at 4:36 AM, Duncan Coutts
<duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> Run the configure step again with -v3, we should be able to see in the
> log exactly what string we got back from ghc.
> Also, to make sure you're using the version of the Cabal library you
> expect, try:
> ghc --make Setup.hs -package Cabal-
> ./Setup configure
> That way we know what we're using, even if you happen to have multiple
> versions of Cabal installed or if runhaskell happens to point at hugs
> rather than ghc.
> Duncan

Duncan, thanks for replying.  Trying to use ghc --make Setup.hs failed
with a bunch of linker errors, (although ghc-pkg reported that only
Cabal- was installed), so somehow my Cabal libs must have
gotten messed up.  Anyway, rebuilding and reinstalling ghc fixed it.
I don't know why cabal didn't fail on the other packages, maybe I
forgot to clean them before I re-ran configure.  I also don't know how
the library got messed up; maybe I modified some other package that
cabal depends on.


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