2015-11-08 17:10:23 +0100 <rmrfroot> green957: seems like you are not alone: https://github.com/haskell/cabal/issues/2653
2015-11-08 17:08:48 +0100 <Sornaensis> hello can anyone help me I am trying to build the cabal package certificate-1.3.9 but it is failing, the error says to enable FlexibleContexts but I do not know how to do this when installing a package with cabal
2015-11-08 17:06:16 +0100 <green957> hey, I'm trying to use cabal to install bnfc on OSX 10.11 and I keep getting this error "cabal: /usr/bin/ar: permission denied"
2015-11-08 16:40:46 +0100 <orion> Is there a way to have `cabal install` run tests prior to installing?
2015-11-08 05:09:30 +0100 <tejon_> Don't see why not, as long as you're bundling it with the test already. There might be a way to add that flag on the commandline, though you'd be able to find it as quickly as me. Cabal's docs are a labyrinth. :P
2015-11-08 05:01:03 +0100 <orion> Hi. I have a file tests/.hlint which must be present in the tarball created by sdist. It is needed by my "hlint" test-suite. What cabal directive should I use to include it?
2015-11-07 23:21:50 +0100 <akfp> how do I get spacemacs to use "stack build" instead of "cabal build"?
2015-11-07 19:13:37 +0100hackagebotsandman - Manages Cabal sandboxes to avoid rebuilding packages. https://hackage.haskell.org/package/sandman- (abhinav)
2015-11-07 17:51:08 +0100 <int-e> henk: can you try the hackage one? cabal install lambdabot in a sandbox, perhaps?
2015-11-07 17:50:00 +0100 <henk> int-e: I was trying to use the lambdabot package in debian stable which may be a little broken. Now I’m going to try with a git checkout, but to do cabal build I seem to be missing a lot of depends. I’ll be back with further info/questions probably (: thanks for your help and time!
2015-11-07 14:06:20 +0100 <lpaste_> aphocus pasted “Cabal hell” at http://lpaste.net/144793
2015-11-07 03:16:36 +0100 <polyzen> if i'm running `cabal build` and i'm getting a bunch of "Warning: Tab character" errors. is that okay?
2015-11-06 19:55:38 +0100 <jakob1> mpickering: thank you. I am trying to extract a simple static information out of the cabal file: the hs-source-dirs
2015-11-06 19:47:44 +0100 <jakob1> - https://hackage.haskell.org/package/Cabal-
2015-11-06 19:47:44 +0100 <jakob1> Does somebody know how to use the cabal LIBRARY? I need to access the PackageDescription but I only have the GenericPackageDescription.
2015-11-06 17:55:46 +0100 <quicksilver> I would guess nchambers old cabal is in /usr/bin (or /usr/local/bin)
2015-11-06 17:54:51 +0100 <danza> nchambers, are you on a Mac? Linux? which version of Cabal?
2015-11-06 17:52:53 +0100 <danza> nchambers, maybe your environment it is not correctly set up, so the cabal executable you installed is not picked by your command line
2015-11-06 17:50:56 +0100 <nchambers> guys I did cabal install cabal-install but I still can't do cabal sandbox init
2015-11-06 17:37:29 +0100 <jle`> there is pretty much nothing similar between cabal sandbox init and cabal init, actually
2015-11-06 17:37:28 +0100 <prsteele> nchambers: from my understanding `cabal sandbox init` is a bit like using a virtualenv in Python, if you've done that
2015-11-06 17:37:26 +0100 <quchen> In that case, you should run `cabal install cabal-install`.
2015-11-06 17:36:55 +0100 <quchen> Unless your Cabal is really old.
2015-11-06 17:36:38 +0100 <quchen> nchambers: If you have cabal, then you have cabal sandbox init.
2015-11-06 17:33:34 +0100 <nchambers> a website is telling me to do `cabal sandbox init`... is this equivalent to `cabal init`
2015-11-06 17:14:31 +0100 <quicksilver> at the bottom of that subsection he tells you how to set up your .cabal/config
2015-11-06 17:14:12 +0100 <quicksilver> suppi: http://dev.stephendiehl.com/hask/#cabal
2015-11-06 17:12:41 +0100 <quicksilver> suppi: or you can set enable-document to true and use cabal install
2015-11-06 17:10:35 +0100 <suppi> quicksilver, xivix_, thanks. I will try using cabal get and cabal haddock to build the docs locally
2015-11-06 15:56:11 +0100 <dino-> I suspect I already know the answer to this, but asking anyway. Is there a way for me to add things (like shell scripts) that `cabal install` will put into the install location's bin directory?
2015-11-06 11:39:07 +0100hackagebotcodex - A ctags file generator for cabal project dependencies. https://hackage.haskell.org/package/codex- (aloiscochard)
2015-11-06 07:25:05 +0100 <jakob1> pavonia, kadoban: thank you. manyTill sound's good. should still be possible to ignore the parsed data like in skipMany... maybe by appending ">> return ()"? but i'll try to extract the information out of the cabal file by using the cabal library.
2015-11-06 06:46:01 +0100 <jakob1> oh, nice idea. i quickly googled for "cabal parser" but did not know about the cabal library. i will look at this! thank you.
2015-11-06 06:44:58 +0100 <kadoban> jakob1: Wouldn't the Cabal library already have tools to parse a .cabal file?
2015-11-06 06:44:18 +0100 <jakob1> hi, i'm trying to write a parsec parser for cabal files, just to extract all values of "hs-source-dirs:". i want to set Vim's path variable to this paths in order to get the gf command on module imports working. i am new to parsec.