[Haskell-cafe] 2014 haskell cabal update hangs on mac

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Tue Aug 26 05:20:51 UTC 2014

try downloading cabal-install from
http://www.haskell.org/cabal/download.html and running that one

On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 12:51 AM, Madhu Babu <madhub.bits at gmail.com> wrote:

>  I initially installed haskell platform ( 2013 version; 7.6.3 ghc ) on my
> mac. Everything was working great. Just now saw the haskell platform
> website again and found new version was released ( Haskell Platform
> 2014.2.0.0 for Mac OS X, 64bit ). I installed it, and un-installed the
> older version using uninstall-hs.
> Now when i type "cabal" or "cabal update" on my terminal, it hangs.
> Actually when i look into Activity Monitor, i can see that it is invoking
> some "sh script & possibly some find command" infinitely. I initially guess
> may be it is building some indexes. but it has been running for an hr or so.
> I have Xcode 5, gcc and other command line tools installed properly
> Please advice. I cannot install any other package using cabal.
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