[darcs-users] Trying to upgrade darcs - cabal error

Ash Moran ash.moran at patchspace.co.uk
Sun Mar 10 13:46:39 UTC 2013

On 10 Mar 2013, at 13:27, Eric Kow <eric.kow at gmail.com> wrote:

> Maybe cabal install --verbose utf8-string

Sadly that's not much more helpful :-(    (output below)

I think what I'll do later is nuke my cabal install and re-install it from Homebrew. 

(Perhaps the Haskell Platform binary would be more reliable, but as I only use GHC to compile darcs, having a build system for just that one tool means I forget what it's put where. It'd probably just get out of date, and I'd forget how to upgrade it etc.)


% cabal install --verbose utf8-string
Reading available packages...
Choosing modular solver.
Resolving dependencies...
to /var/folders/l4/d10c6ygs5dg99x0lxwz3hgwr0000gn/T/utf8-string-0.3.7-16022...
Configuring utf8-string-0.3.7...
Flags chosen: bytestring-in-base=False
Dependency base == using base-
Dependency bytestring == using bytestring-
The build-tool has reset ENV. --env=std required.
Updating world file...
cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
utf8-string-0.3.7 failed during the configure step. The exception was:
ExitFailure 1


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