[Haskell-cafe] any idea why cabal install cabal-install cant update itself in windows?

Austin Seipp mad.one at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 23:48:39 EDT 2008

Windows will not let you modify/delete binaries if they're running as a
process, and it won't let you delete .DLL files that're in use by
applications either (mapped to shared memory, that is.) So cabal
install cannot overwrite the cabal.exe binary after it builds it,
because it's already running.

I'm not sure anybody's found an adequate solution yet (Duncan?) - .bat
files maybe?


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