[Haskell-cafe] Cabal- and bytestring- hackage problem.

Ketil Malde ketil at malde.org
Fri Feb 3 11:22:27 CET 2012

Alan Pogrebinschi <alanpog at gmail.com> writes:

> That Cabal- bug seems to be back, now with bytestring-
> just uploaded to hackage. 

Thanks for the link!  I was banging my head on against the virtual wall,
since all I'm getting is:

  % cabal install -v biopsl     
  Reading available packages...
  Resolving dependencies...
  cabal: Couldn't read cabal file "bytestring/"

It's not exactly obvious what this error message means.

> Same workaround as last time works


  tar -f ~/.cabal/packages/hackage.haskell.org/00-index.tar --delete bytestring/

This is the cabal-install shipped with Ubuntu 12.04 (i.e. the unreleased
beta, which will become the new LTS in April), so buggy or not, it ought
not to be broken if we can avoid it.  I've filed a bug:


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