[Haskell-cafe] Cabal-126.96.36.199 and bytestring-0.9.2.0 hackage problem.
bertram.felgenhauer at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 25 16:42:58 CEST 2011
Cabal-188.8.131.52 contains a bug that causes it to fail to parse the
test-suite target of bytestring-0.9.2.0. Since cabal-install parses
all package descriptions to before resolving dependencies, users
with that version of Cabal are stuck.
Now it seems somebody realised this problem and removed
bytestring-0.9.2.0 from hackage. However,
1. http://hackage.haskell.org/package/bytestring is now broken.
2. The downloadeble package index (00-index.tar) still contains
the bytestring-0.9.2.0 cabal file, so the problem persists.
As a workaround, one can remove the cabal file from the downloaded
tar -f ~/.cabal/packages/hackage.haskell.org/00-index.tar --delete bytestring/0.9.2.0
(or rebuild Cabal / cabal-install starting with
'cabal unpack Cabal; cabal unpack cabal-install')
But it really needs to be fixed on the hackage server.
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