[darcs-users] 2.8 release rebooted (FreeBSD install feedback)

Josef Svenningsson josef.svenningsson at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 09:33:18 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 6:52 PM, Mark Stosberg <mark at summersault.com> wrote:

> On 01/15/2012 05:54 PM, Ganesh Sittampalam wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > The 2.8 release has suffered a long hiatus due to various people
> > becoming busy at the same time.
> >
> > I'm now trying to get it back on track, and have uploaded 2.8-beta2 to
> > to hackage: http://hackage.haskell.org/package/darcs-beta-
> Thanks for this!  Here's my result from attempting to install it on
> FreeBSD 8.1 with cabal 0.10.2:
> $ cabal install darcs-beta --extra-lib-dirs=/usr/local/lib
> Resolving dependencies...
> cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
> darcs-beta- failed while unpacking the package. The exception was:
> user error (File in tar archive is not in the expected directory
> "darcs-beta-")
> I have the same problems. I solved it going to the hackage page and
download the .tar.gz package, unpacking it and doing 'cabal install' from
inside the resulting directory.

The hackage page is here:


It's worrying though that a regular 'cabal install' doesn't work.

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