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

Ganesh Sittampalam 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- 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
> Josef,
> 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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