Ticket #120 (closed defect: fixed)
misleading error message from cabal when versions differ
|Reported by:||igloo@…||Owned by:|
|Cc:||Difficulty:||easy (<4 hours)|
From a GHC ticket: http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/1237
(perhaps configure should record the full path to GHC?)
Using cabal, I do './Setup.hs configure', './Setup.hs build', and 'sudo ./Setup.hs install'. Unfortunately, root's $PATH pointed to a different GHC (6.7 at some point, and not 6.4.2 which I was using), which resulted in the error message:
Setup.hs: error reading ./.setup-config; run "setup configure" command?
Of course, there was nothing wrong with .setup-config, so I spent some time investigating permissions, before int-e suggested that the search path was at fault.