[Haskell-cafe] Memory usage of cabal install

Krzysztof Kościuszkiewicz k.kosciuszkiewicz at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 06:56:40 EDT 2009

Hello Haskell-Café,

I have a problem with high memory usage of cabal-install.  Whenever I
try to install or upgrade a package, cabal manages to consume 1,3G of
memory before I killed it (on a 32-bit machine with 1 GB of memory).

Increasing verbosity does not help, memory consumption goes up after the
message "Resolving dependencies..." shows up.

I use ghc 6.8.2 and cabal-install version 0.5.1 using version of
the Cabal library.

Is there a workaround? I would like to avoid fetching & building packages
Krzysztof Kościuszkiewicz
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" -- Leonardo da Vinci

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