[darcs-users] 2.8 release rebooted (FreeBSD install feedback)
ganesh at earth.li
Tue Jan 17 20:17:01 UTC 2012
On 17/01/2012 19:31, Mark Stosberg wrote:
>> 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-188.8.131.52 failed while unpacking the package. The
>> exception was:
>> user error (File in tar archive is not in the expected directory
>> 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:
> Thanks for that tip. Were you also on FreeBSD, or another platform. Is
> this a cabal bug or a darcs problem?
It looks like the tarball is broken. I'm investigating how it got made
that way (candidates include darcs' slightly wacky release script, and
the fact that I think I was using a devel version of cabal to build it.)
Sorry for the inconvenience, I'll upload a new beta as soon as I can.
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