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

Mark Stosberg mark at summersault.com
Tue Jan 17 19:31:19 UTC 2012

>     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:
> http://hackage.haskell.org/package/darcs-beta


Thanks for that tip. Were you also on FreeBSD, or another platform. Is
this a cabal bug or a darcs problem?


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