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

Anatoly Yakovenko aeyakovenko at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 13:51:47 EDT 2008

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 8:48 PM, Austin Seipp <mad.one at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

looks like i just needed to fix my paths.  I had the default ghc bin
directory before the directory where cabal installs its binaries.  But
after i fixed that, i ran into the windows problem, which i fixed by
just copying the binary to a temporary location.

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