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Cryptic error when a package does not exist #221

bos opened this Issue May 24, 2012 · 1 comment


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bos commented May 24, 2012

(Imported from Trac #228, reported by guest on 2008-02-01)

$ cabal install foo
cabal: user error (Unresolved dependencies: foo -any)
I expect a clearer error message here. Not sure about the exact wording, maybe »No such package available: foo« or »No such package to fetch: foo«.

bos commented May 24, 2012

(Imported comment by @dcoutts on 2008-02-01)

Already fixed in development version:

$ cabal install foo
cabal: There is no package named foo
I can highly recommend upgrading to the development version. There are many improvements.

@bos bos closed this May 24, 2012

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