[Haskell-cafe] Cabal fun [Half-integer]

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Sun Jun 28 16:42:18 EDT 2009

Andrew Coppin wrote:
> Alrighty then, so how I just do Setup configure, and now Setup sdist, 
> and then I can upload the result to Ha-- oh, don't be silly. That 
> would simply be too easy. ;-)
> E:\Haskell\AOC-HalfInteger>runhaskell Setup sdist
> Building source dist for AOC-HalfInteger-1.0...
> Preprocessing library AOC-HalfInteger-1.0...
> Setup: tar is required but it could not be found.
> Time to go search the web and find out what the other 50 people who 
> stumbled into this did... *sigh*

Ah. Apparently it's "fixed":


Except that it isn't fixed. Yay for me...

It seems that GHC provides ar but not tar. Looks like I might actually 
have to copy the entire directory tree to a Linux box just so I can run 
sdist... Nice to know this stuff is so easy. :-/

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