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Fail to update cabal on win7 #1671

sbergot opened this Issue · 1 comment

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I cannot update cabal on windows seven. When running cabal install cabal-install, I get the following error:

Linking C:\Users\sberg\AppData\Local\Temp\Cabal-\Cabal-\dist\setup\setup.exe ...
Configuring Cabal-
setup.exe: does not exist
Failed to install Cabal-
cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
Cabal- failed during the configure step. The exception was:
ExitFailure 1
cabal-install- depends on Cabal- which failed to install.

I could not find any information on haskellwiki/cabal faq. Am I missing something? I am using the version 2013.2.0.0 of the haskell platform for windows.

What I tried:

  • %USER%/AppData/Roaming/cabal/bin is in my PATH
  • I tried removing %USER%/AppData/Roaming/cabal/packages/*
  • I tried cabal install Cabal. Same result without the last line.

I have eclipseFP installed.


This was likely caused by incorrect ld overriding the one that came with GHC; fixed in 1.20 (#1528).

Please reopen if still happens.

@23Skidoo 23Skidoo closed this
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