Debian Bug report logs - #336417
haskell-cabal: unlink files before copying over them

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Package: haskell-cabal; Maintainer for haskell-cabal is (unknown);

Reported by: Isaac Jones <>

Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 06:33:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Fixed in version 1.1.3+rm

Done: Marco Rodrigues <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: Isaac Jones <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: haskell-cabal: unlink files before copying over them
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:22:36 -0700
Package: haskell-cabal
Severity: normal

From: Frederik Eaton
Subject: cabal installation

It would be nice if cabal would unlink destination files before
installing over them, rather than just calling "copyFile". It appears
that when "copyFile" finds that a destination file already exists,
rather than removing it, it tries to open and truncate it, which leads
cabal to fail with the following error message when a new version of a
running program is installed:

*** Exception: bar: copyFile: resource busy (Text file busy)

The commonly-used 'install' command does not suffer from this bug.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.21
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)

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From: Marco Rodrigues <>
Subject: haskell-cabal has been removed from Debian, closing #336417
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 14:38:55 +0100
Version: 1.1.3+rm

The haskell-cabal package has been removed from Debian testing, unstable and
experimental, so I am now closing the bugs that were still opened
against it.

For more information about this package's removal, read . That bug might give the reasons why
this package was removed, and suggestions of possible replacements.

Don't hesitate to reply to this mail if you have any question.

Thank you for your contribution to Debian.

Marco Rodrigues

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