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cabal install does not work when /tmp/ is mounted "noexec" #677

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Bryan O'Sullivan
Bryan O'Sullivan
bos commented

(Imported from Trac #685, reported by guest on 2010-05-09)

Wanting to to build darcs 2.4.3, I downloaded the tarball ( ) 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 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 of the Cabal library

ghc 6.12.1

Linux distribution: Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx).

I hope this will help you!

Bryan O'Sullivan
bos commented

(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.

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