[Haskell-cafe] Really impossible to reinstall `base' using cabal?

Captain Freako capn.freako at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 02:00:49 CEST 2011

Thanks, Daniel.
So, do you have any advice for me, with regard to solving this issue:

Implicit import declaration:
   Could not find module `Prelude':
     Perhaps you haven't installed the "dyn" libraries for package `base'?


That is, how do I get the dynamic versions of the `base' package
libraries installed, if not via a `cabal install'?


On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 1:45 PM, Daniel Fischer
<daniel.is.fischer at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday 25 October 2011, 22:32:23, Captain Freako wrote:
>> dbanas at dbanas-eeepc:~$ cabal install base
>> and got this:
>> Resolving dependencies...
>> cabal: internal error: impossible
>> Is it really impossible to use cabal to reinstall `base'?
> Fortunately, yes. Reinstalling base is impossible (at least with GHC, might
> be possible with other compilers), so it's good that cabal doesn't even
> try.

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