[Haskell-cafe] problems installing cabal on windows

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 13:45:59 EST 2010


Try a:

> cabal update
> cabal install cabal-install

That will set you up with a newer version of Cabal, that should be GHC
6.12 compatible. Make sure you do all this while GHC 6.10 is on the
path, so it knows how to install cabal-install.

Thanks, Neil

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 6:36 PM, Han Joosten <han.joosten at atosorigin.com> wrote:
> I recently upgraded to GHC 6.12.1 on my windows system.
> Now I have trouble getting cabal right.
> I read the forums, and I got the cabal.exe for windows. I think I followed
> the upgrade instructions. However I do not get it all to work. THis is my
> version of Cabal:
>   C:>cabal --version
>   cabal-install version 0.6.2
>   using version of the Cabal library
> However, when I try to install any library, I get:
>   C:>cabal install graphviz
>   cabal: failed to parse output of 'ghc-pkg dump'
> I get the feeling that I miss some step during installation, but I cannot
> figure out what that should be.
> I am the only user of my windows machine, and I have admin rights.
> Any suggestions are welcome!
> Han Joosten
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