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

Ozgur Akgun ozgurakgun at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 14:26:16 UTC 2015

On 13 January 2015 at 13:59, Johan Tibell <johan.tibell at gmail.com> wrote:

> I wonder if you have a cached Setup.hs somewhere under ~/.cabal that's out
> of date (i.e. uses and older Cabal). You can try -v2 or -v3 to get some
> more information. In particular look for mentions of older Cabal versions.

This is probably it. With -v3 I see the following in the output.

Using Cabal library version
Found cached setup executable:

Then I rm -rf $HOME/.cabal/setup-exe-cache, but this doesn't seem to help.

Using Cabal library version
Setup executable not found in the cache.
Setup executable needs to be updated, compiling...

So it compiles the Setup executable using Cabal- again.

And now I know why this happens. I had compiled cabal-install using
ghc-7.8.3 before. So 7.6.3 doesn't even have Cabal- available to
it. Compiling cabal-install with ghc-7.6.3 seems to have solved that

This is getting a little bit out of hand though, especially for automation.
Now I need to figure out what to do for our continuous integration machines
so the latest version of cabal-install is useable for multiple ghc
versions. In general, should we be compiling cabal-install with each ghc
installation separately? Or maybe just the Cabal library?


Ozgur Akgun
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