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

S D Swierstra doaitse.swierstra at gmail.com
Tue Aug 26 20:23:15 UTC 2014

I suffered from the same phenomenon. I carefully removed everything which smelled of ghc, including .ghc in my home directory and many spurious aliases. That cured the problem,


On 26 Aug 2014, at 6:51 , 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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