[Haskell-cafe] --disable-{executable-}profiling cabal-install- with ghc-7.6.3

Erik Hesselink hesselink at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 13:00:43 UTC 2015

I've had this problem as well. I think the issue is that 'cabal' now
expects '--disable-profiling', but if you have a custom Setup.hs, it
can be compiled with an older version of the Cabal library, and then
it expects '--disable-executable-profiling' again. What is the output
of 'ghc-pkg list Cabal'?

I meant to report this issue as well, so thank you for bringing it up.
There's a similar issue for --disable[-library]-coverage. It's not
only this issue that is annoying about it, but also that it makes it
very hard to write wrapper scripts around cabal that use these flags.

Cabal devs, do you think the old flags could be added back, perhaps
with a deprecation warning or something?



On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 1:28 PM, Ozgur Akgun <ozgurakgun at gmail.com> wrote:
> A recent change in cabal-install's command line interface seems not to be
> compatible with ghc-7.6.3.
> cabal-install- doesn't like --disable-executable-profiling as a
> command line option any more. (I could only find this related to this
> change: https://github.com/haskell/cabal/pull/2286)
> $ cabal install --disable-executable-profiling
> cabal: unrecognized 'install' option `--disable-executable-profiling'
> I try --disable-profiling instead.
> $ cabal install transformers --disable-profiling -j3
> Resolving dependencies...
> Notice: installing into a sandbox located at [snip]
> Configuring transformers-
> Failed to install transformers-
> Build log [snip]:
> unrecognized 'configure' option `--disable-profiling'
> cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
> transformers- failed during the configure step. The exception was:
> ExitFailure 1
> Using the following versions of cabal and ghc.
> $ cabal -V
> cabal-install version
> using version of the Cabal library
> $ ghc -V
> The Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System, version 7.6.3
> --disable-profiling works fine with ghc-7.8.3, this is only a problem with
> 7.6.3.
> PS: transformers is only a dependency of an executable I am trying to build.
> But this happens with all the other dependencies as well.
> --
> Ozgur Akgun
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