Ticket #407 (closed defect: fixed)
cabal-install-0.5 broken with ghc-6.10
|Reported by:||Paul Visschers||Owned by:|
I have a fresh install of GHC 6.10.1 and when I try to install new packages I get the following message:
cabal: ghc-pkg describe * failed. If you are using ghc-6.9 and have an empty user package database then this is probably due to ghc bug #2201. The workaround is to register at least one package in the user package db.
I indeed have an empty user package database, but I kind of wanted to install my packages globally anyway, so I try again with the "--global" flag. This time I get the "Resolving dependencies..." message and then nothing more seems to happen. After a while my cpu's are both fully used and so is my memory.