cabal update retrieves broken index: warp-1.3.3.x.cabal not readable

Erik Hesselink hesselink at
Fri Oct 5 11:20:29 CEST 2012

On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 1:58 AM, Ross Paterson <ross at> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 04, 2012 at 11:44:47PM +0100, Andreas Abel wrote:
>> I pulled the new 00-index.tar from hackage an hour ago with cabal
>> update, breaking cabal install.
>> cabal: Couldn't read cabal file "warp/1.3.3/warp.cabal"
>> cabal: Couldn't read cabal file "warp/"
>> Fix is
>> $ tar -f 00-index.tar --delete warp/1.3.3
>> $ tar -f 00-index.tar --delete warp/
>> My system:
>> $ cabal --version
>> cabal-install version 0.10.2
>> using version of the Cabal library
>> $ ghc --version
>> The Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System, version 7.0.1
>> The cabal files for warp/1.3.3... need a fix, or be removed from hackage.
> Yet another test suite containing a conditional, which breaks
> cabal-install-0.10.2.  Are these going to be rejected by the Cabal
> library, or should people stop using cabal-install-0.10.2?

I still have a patch to Cabal rejecting these packages. If we decide
to reject these, it's at . We've
since moved on to installing cabal-0.14 in all relevant places, since
last time it seemed nobody cared much about supporting cabal-0.10.


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