[darcs-users] darcs 2.3.0: compile fails with GHC 6.8.3 on FreeBSD 6.3

Eric Kow kowey at darcs.net
Mon Jul 27 21:59:00 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 16:19:37 -0400, Mark Stosberg wrote:
> - The compile should a status of "1 of 136", which I took was like a
>   progress bar, but then when it got to 136, it started the counting
>   over again. It actually completed after two round of counting.

That's a known issue.  It's building the library and then the
executable.  If I understand correctly, Cabal 1.8 has a new
feature that will avoid this double work:

> - I would like to know if there's a way to run the test suite via cabal,
>   as that gives me extra confidence that darcs is working as expected on 
>   my platform.

Try cabal test

You may also be interested in this Cabal wishlist we drew up last
August when we were trying to work out what the pros/cons are for
switching to Cabal:

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