[Haskell-cafe] test driving cabal install... cabal install and normal install (runghc Setup) don't mix... two package.conf files...

Thomas Hartman tphyahoo at gmail.com
Thu May 29 21:43:20 EDT 2008

I see. I had done

sudo cabal install HAppS-Server

but this just installed with root ownership in my home directory.

I'm now trying with

sudo cabal install --global HAppS-Server

2008/5/29 Daniel Patterson <daniel at dbpatterson.com>:
> I think you need to install HAppS-Data etc globally... I'm not sure why
> locally installed (ie, only your user) packages wouldn't be picked up by runghc
> Setup.hs'ing, but if they are install system wide it should definitely work.
> I think it is cabal --global install foo
> On Thu, 29 May 2008 18:11:04 -0700
> "Thomas Hartman" <tphyahoo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> After a little drama with zlib, I managed to get cabal-install installed.
>> I then attempted to do
>> cabal install HAppS-Server
>> since this is a module with a lot of dependencies, and in rapid
>> development flux, so perenially painful for me to install.
>> The result is that I managed to install everything up to HAppS-State,
>> which I think is the last dependency, but then seemed to hang
>> indefinitely in the middle of installing HAppS-Server at the end.
>> OK, I thought, then perhaps I can do normal runghc Setup.hs after
>> downloading and unzipping the tar from
>> http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/HAppS-Server-
>> However, this resulted in error
>> thartman at thartman-laptop:~/haskellInstalls/smallInstalls/HAppS-Server->runghc
>> Setup.hs configure
>> ...
>> Setup.hs: At least the following dependencies are missing:
>> HAppS-Data >=0.9.2...
>> Strange, because I had just installed that module via cabal-install,
>> and I could load it in ghci with :m +HappS.Data.
>> I then ran ghc-pkg and got this strange result that my packages were
>> broken into two different files. Is this by design?
>> ghc-pkg list
>> /usr/local/lib/ghc-6.8.2/package.conf:
>>     Cabal-, Cabal-1.3.11, Cabal-1.5.2, DeepArrow-0.2,
>> ....
>> /home/thartman/.ghc/i386-linux-6.8.2/package.conf:
>>     HAppS-Data-, HAppS-IxSet-, HAppS-State-,
>> I am curious if anybody else is able to install HAppS-Server using
>> cabal install, and whether they can shed any light on the other isuses
>> I raised.
>> Thomas.
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