[darcs-users] darcs 2.3 beta 1: configure fails with GHC 6.8.3 on FreeBSD

Eric Kow kowey at darcs.net
Wed Jul 8 19:55:12 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jul 08, 2009 at 15:34:10 -0400, Mark Stosberg wrote:
> I'm a bit confused then. The darcs README. Says to run "configure" then
> "build" then "install" in that order. It sounds like you are saying that
> only "install" is required.
>  From the darcs README:
>     $ cabal configure
>     $ cabal build
>     $ cabal install

I think it may be a good idea to change the README to advise just doing
cabal install so that folks don't run into the problem of missing

> Anyway, "cabal install" fails for me too:
> $ cabal install
> Warning: No remote package servers have been specified. Usually you would have

Oh, hmm.  What happens if you do cabal update, followed by cabal

> My hope is that darcs can be installable using "cabal" without users
> having to find and read any other documentation besides the "README"
> or "INSTALL" file, including reading separate documentation on setting
> up remote servers for use with cabal. 

I agree!  Thanks for helping us with this.  The problem is that for
people in the Haskell community, this stuff becomes a bit second
nature, so it's easy to forget to document things well enough for
non-Haskellers to get started :-)

Eric Kow <http://www.nltg.brighton.ac.uk/home/Eric.Kow>
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