[Haskell-cafe] problem getting cabal-install to work on CentOS 5.2

Chris Dornan chris at chrisdornan.com
Wed Apr 14 18:47:57 EDT 2010

Right: in this case /tmp is being mounted noexec.

Thanks again.


-----Original Message-----
From: Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH [mailto:allbery at ece.cmu.edu] 
Sent: 14 April 2010 10:41 AM
To: Chris Dornan
Cc: Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH; 'Corey O'Connor'; Haskell-Cafe at haskell.org
Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] problem getting cabal-install to work on CentOS

On Apr 14, 2010, at 07:27 , Chris Dornan wrote:
> Thanks very much Corey -- your suspicion is very well founded, and of 
> course it neatly explains the peculiar behaviour. It looks as if exec 
> has obviously been modified on RHEL and friends to refuse to execute 
> anything in /tmp.

Unlikely that exec has been modified.  SELinux and "noexec" in the fstab are
the most likely causes.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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