memory issues with cabal

Paul Brown prb at
Tue Mar 3 18:53:09 EST 2009

Hi, All --

I'm having some issues getting cabal-install to upgrade itself to the  
current version (Cabal, cabal-install 0.6.2):

> $ cabal install Cabal cabal-install
> Resolving dependencies...
> cabal: memory allocation failed (requested 2097152 bytes)

I've tried various combinations of ghc options and RTS options passed  
in without success.  The machine has plenty of horsepower for the task  
(8 cores, 20GB of RAM; Mac OS X 10.5.6, ghc 6.10.0) if I could  
convince cabal to use it...

Any magic flags or tricks for this one?

Thanks in advance.

Paul Brown
prb at

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