Ticket #924 (new defect)
symlink-bindir does not play nice with program-suffix
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I'd expect symlinks to be created with the program-suffix. Instead what happens is that cabal-install correctly suffixes the installed binary, but attempts to create a symlink to it from an unsuffixed name, which can fail if the unsuffixed name already exists in the symlink-bindir.
~ $ cabal --version cabal-install version 0.13.3 using version 1.14.0 of the Cabal library
gruff $ cabal install --program-suffix=-fixed ...[snip]... Warning: could not create a symlink in /home/claude/opt/bin for gruff because the file exists there already but is not managed by cabal. You can create a symlink for this executable manually if you wish. The executable file has been installed at /home/claude/.cabal/bin/gruff-fixed
(The symlink already existed in this particular case, because I wanted to install my development program with a suffix to avoid clobbering the known working version.)