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(Imported from Trac #685, reported by guest on 2010-05-09)
Wanting to to build darcs 2.4.3, I downloaded the tarball (http://wiki.darcs.net/Releases/2.4 ) and uncompressed it in /tmp/ to
run cabal install.
I got the following error :
cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
darcs-2.4.3 failed during the configure step. The exception was:ExitFailure? 127
See http://hpaste.org/fastcgi/hpaste.fcgi/view?id=25412#a25412 for a
full verbose log, but i think there is nothing informative to it.
However, if I do "rm -fr dist" and try cabal install again, darcs
build fine. Also, if I try in $HOME, cabal install works directly.
Here are the versions of the software I'm using:
cabal-install version 0.8.2
using version 126.96.36.199 of the Cabal library
Linux distribution: Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx).
I hope this will help you!
(Imported comment by @dcoutts on 2010-05-09)
The problem is very likely that /tmp is mounted noexec, see ticket #696. The log is consistent with this, the failure happens when trying to run the setup program.
We should determine if Ubuntu 10.04 is now always using a /tmp mounted "noexec" since if that is the case we will need to use a different temp directory.