[Haskell-cafe] Re: cabal-install 0.6.2 does not bootstrap with ghc-6.10.1 debian distribution

Ahn, Ki Yung kyagrd at gmail.com
Sat Mar 7 20:59:51 EST 2009

Ahn, Ki Yung 쓴 글:
> Dear Haskellers and especially who are working on cabal-install
> and debian packaging,
> I sometimes clean up .ghc and .cabal in my home directory to start from
> scratch because of dependency loopholes (cabal-install does not have
> remove option yet, so it's hard to fix when such loophole happens).
> Today, I had some time in the airport and decided to start from scratch
> again because of the dependency loophole with process and
> haddock.  I downloaded the most recent version of cabal-install the
> version 0.6.2, and found out that the ./bootstrap.sh does not work. So,
> I had to bootstrap from version 0.6.2 and do "cabal update" and "cabal
> upgrade cabal-install" to upgrade to 0.6.2.

Sorry for my typo.  What I meant was: I was able to bootstrapped from
version 0.6.0 and then upgrade to 0.6.2.

> I am not sure whether this is a cabal-install problem or debian
> dstribution ghc-6.10.1 packaging probelm, since I have not tried to test
>  this with any other ghc-6.10.1 distribution.
> If anyone who are not using debian distribution ghc-6.10.1 (e.g.,
> general linux binary ghc-6.10.1 or source compiled one) can try
> bootstrapping cabal-install 0.6.2 from scratch also finds the same
> problem, I think someone should make a ticket for cabal-install.
> Thanks,
> Ahn, Ki Yung

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