[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Platform on Windows - cabal update problems.

Serguey Zefirov sergueyz at gmail.com
Sat Sep 4 10:18:58 EDT 2010

I've installed recent Haskell Platform and tried to wrap my head
around cabal to finally figure out how to use it.

First thing I bumped into is that cabal.exe does not know about any
remote repositories, even about hackage. So after googling I found
that I should add a line "remote-repo:
hackage.haskell.org:http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive" into
my cabal config file. So I did.

And now I have "cabal update" command trying to download packages list
from hackage. To no avail.

Now it gives me even more interesting error: "cabal.EXE: fromFlag
NoFlag. Use fromFlagOrDefault"

Googling doesn't help here. What does it mean and how to get rid of it?

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