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

Eric Kow eric.kow at gmail.com
Sun Mar 10 14:01:13 UTC 2013

I suspect using Homebrew for Darcs in its present form is just making life unnecessarily hard on yourself.
I think there's supposed to be some sort of superenv thing in the future (?) to make it not do that resetting ENV thing.

Good luck,


On 10 Mar 2013, at 13:46, Ash Moran wrote:

> 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 It'd probably just get out of date, and I'd forget how to upgrade it etc.)
> Cheers
> Ash
> % cabal install --verbose utf8-string
> Reading available packages...
> Choosing modular solver.
> Resolving dependencies...
> Extracting
> /Users/ashmoran/.cabal/packages/hackage.haskell.org/utf8-string/0.3.7/utf8-string-0.3.7.tar.gz
> 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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