cabal-install calls setup with unrecognised distpref flag
duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Tue Aug 19 06:40:28 EDT 2008
On Tue, 2008-08-19 at 11:37 +0200, José Pedro Magalhães wrote:
> Hello all,
> I decided to bring this to libraries at haskell.org too in case anyone
> had the same problem before.
It'll be a bug in cabal-install. It's passing a flag to a Setup.hs that
was built with an older version of the Cabal lib that does not
understand a new flag. What's not obvious to me is why it's passing the
flag at all. I'd expect it only to do that if you passed --distpref when
you invoke cabal-install.
I've filed a ticket so we do not forget. If you have any more details,
add them to the ticket.
Actually, could you run the failing command with -v3 and show us the
output (including the full command used). I'm interested in what value
of distpref is being passed as that might give us a clue as to where it
is coming from.
> On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 11:38, José Pedro Magalhães <jpm at cs.uu.nl>
> Hello all,
> Recently, while developing a package here in the group, we
> changed the build-type from "Simple" to "Custom" to allow for
> "cabal test". The Setup.hs simply calls defaultMainWithHooks
> with simpleUserHooks where runTests has been redefined.
> The problem is that this change gives me the following error
> when invoking "cabal build" (after invoking "cabal
> setup.exe: Unrecognised flags:
> runhaskell Setup.hs build works fine, though. This happens on
> a win64 machine, cabal-install version 0.5.1 using version
> 188.8.131.52 of the library. On a mac there seem to be no problems,
> Am I doing something wrong?
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