[Haskell-cafe] cabal install... Trying to recover

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 16:20:19 CET 2012

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 9:08 AM, Gregory Guthrie <guthrie at mum.edu> wrote:

> The error seems odd to me (cabal-install- depends on
> Cabal- which failed to install.), that an older version depends on
> a newer one?

There was a minor bug in the Cabal library necessitating a point release.
 cabal-install was unaffected; why make a new release just to have pretty

> I then tried to reload all my previous packages, (all at once?!), but it
> fails, "out of memory" (w/8GB of memory!)

i386 or x86-64?  8GB isn't really 8GB on the former.

> So I split it into sections, and tried the first one; it lists a lot of
> new installs, and then fails
>   (full list at http://pastebin.com/5ywdUjgX)

You're explicitly asking it for a new version of HTTP, which is asking for

More worrisome is that it's still asking for new versions of base, which
means it's still confused about what version of ghc is installed.

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