[Haskell-cafe] stack setup errors when user name has accents

Andre Fernandes fernandes.andre at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 17:01:26 UTC 2016

> This was due to a bug in the yaml package, apologies. It's been patched, 
> and the next version of Stack will have the bugfix. I believe the next 
> version will be released in the next few days, but if you're able to build 
> from master, you can use that.

Thanks a lot for your answer, it's good to know that soon the new Stack 
version will solve it.

Here's the original issue, which includes a link to a temporary workaround: 
> https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/issues/2491
> I'll take a look at that.


> On Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 8:13 PM, Andre Fernandes <fernand... at gmail.com 
> <javascript:>> wrote:
>> I am new in Haskell, and I am trying to use stack in my "Windows 10" 
>> machine to study a little more.
>> Stack installed nicely, but when I run "stack setup" at the command 
>> prompt I get the following error:
>> *"Could not parse 'C:\Users\Andr├®\AppData\Roaming\stack\config.yaml':*
>> *InvalidYaml (Just (YamlException "Yaml file not found: 
>> C:\\Users\\Andr\233\\AppData\\Roaming\\stack\\config.yaml"))*
>> *See http://docs.haskellstack.org/en/stable/yaml_configuration/ 
>> <http://docs.haskellstack.org/en/stable/yaml_configuration/>."*
>> My name is "André" with an accent, and that's the problem, it can not 
>> find config.yaml at my windows user directory. Is there a way to solve this 
>> problem, maybe force stack to look into another folder, or something else?
>> My windows command prompt encoding is 850, I do not not know if this info 
>> could help. 
>> Thanks in advance for any answer,
>> André.
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