[darcs-users] Darcs 2.3 beta 3 (interim)
Trent W. Buck
trentbuck at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 23:22:56 UTC 2009
Mark Stosberg <mark at summersault.com> writes:
> On Thu, 16 Jul 2009 12:37:50 -0700
> Jason Dagit <dagit at codersbase.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 12:18 PM, Mark Stosberg <mark at summersault.com>wrote:
>> > On Fri, 10 Jul 2009 17:05:33 +0200
>> > Petr Rockai <me at mornfall.net> wrote:
>> > > Hi,
>> > >
>> > > I made an interim beta release with a fix to the bad index segfault
>> > > (hopefully). This should be the last beta in this release cycle, unless
>> > further
>> > > problems arise. In less than two weeks, we are looking at an RC and a
>> > final
>> > > release. Fasten your seat-belts!
>> > >
>> > > Yours,
>> > > Petr.
>> > >
>> > > PS: Just cabal install darcs-beta to get it. Reports always welcome.
>> > This fails for me like the first beta did:
>> > $ cabal install darcs-beta
>> > Warning: No remote package servers have been specified. Usually you would
>> > have
>> > one specified in the config file.
>> > cabal: There is no package named darcs-beta
>> > ####
>> > I'm sure there's some Haskell documentation I could find read somewhere
>> > about
>> > how to read this, but darcs should be more user-friendly than that. It
>> > should
>> > contain all the instructions I need to install and use it, including
>> > getting
>> > cabal setup if that's the recommended way to install it, and cabal
>> > apparently
>> > doesn't always auto-configure default download servers for you.
>> Normally it does. Do you recall how you installed cabal-install?
> I installed "cabal-install" from here, following the instructions:
> I don't think a ~/.cabal/config was created for me as part of that. One
> of the instructions suggested that I add a symlink-bindir entry to it.
> When I went to do that, I found the file was missing and I created it.
Hypothesis: when it first runs, cabal(1) creates .cabal/config with
default values. Creating it with a single symlink-bindir entry before
running even "cabal update" meant that those defaults never got set up.
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