[Haskell-cafe] `cabal install darcs` fail !

Daniel Fischer daniel.is.fischer at googlemail.com
Fri Feb 18 10:24:43 CET 2011

On Friday 18 February 2011 04:17:49, z_axis wrote:
> >cabal update
> >cabal install darcs
> ......
> Installing library in
> /home/sw2wolf/.cabal/lib/hashed-storage-0.5.5/ghc-6.10.4
> Registering hashed-storage-0.5.5...
> Reading package info from "dist/installed-pkg-config" ... done.
> Writing new package config file... done.
> cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
> darcs-2.5.1 depends on haskeline- which failed to install.
> haskeline- failed during the configure step. The exception was:
> ExitFailure 1

To find out what didn't work,

cabal install -v3 haskeline-

Admittedly, the message you get is not very helpful.

Btw, it may be that upgrading ghc (to at least 6.12.3 if not 7) helps.

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