[Haskell-cafe] Re: haddock installation weirdness?

David Leimbach leimy2k at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 22:31:51 EST 2010

This might be heavy handed but I think I just got over this by clobbering my
.ghc directory and redoing cabal install haddock


On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 7:23 PM, David Leimbach <leimy2k at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm on Mac OS X Snow Leopard, and can't get haddock installed due to the
> following error:
> Resolving dependencies...
> Configuring haddock-2.6.0...
> Warning: This package indirectly depends on multiple versions of the same
> package. This is highly likely to cause a compile failure.
> package haddock-2.6.0 requires Cabal-
> package ghc-6.12.1 requires Cabal-
> package bin-package-db- requires Cabal-
> Preprocessing library haddock-2.6.0...
> Preprocessing executables for haddock-2.6.0...
> unused terminals: 1
> Building haddock-2.6.0...
> <command line>: cannot satisfy -package-id
> ghc-6.12.1-b691a185e99c62533666d9a28a9e1988:
>     ghc-6.12.1-b691a185e99c62533666d9a28a9e1988 is unusable due to missing
> or recursive dependencies:
>       Cabal-
> bin-package-db-
>     (use -v for more information)
> cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
> haddock-2.6.0 failed during the building phase. The exception was:
> ExitFailure 1
> When I do a "ghc-pkg list | grep Cabal" I get the following:
> ghc-pkg list | grep Cabal
>     Cabal-
>     Cabal-
> I'm wondering if this means I have a copy in my .cabal, and another from
> GHC,and if that could be causing a problem?
> I'm trying to work on the Haddock docs for the NineP package I uploaded the
> other day, and would rather not have to finish uploading before previewing
> the result :-)
> Dave
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