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Ticket #67 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Mac Installer refuses to complete GHC installation request

Reported by: Michael Thompson Owned by: Michael Thompson
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: OSX installer Keywords:
Cc: benedikt.huber@…

Description

I think this is not a problem with the Platform but with the 6.10.3 binary-- or else with my setup.

I had no problem installing it all on my laptop, but it has always had some version of GHC on it; now I am trying to install on a iMac with no present GHC, and, it seems the relevant Developer stuff.

But when we come to the fourth frame in the Installer gui, "Installation Type", reading "Click install to perform a standard installation of this software...", the widget that says "Install" refuses to blacken, suggesting responsiveness; all my little mouse can do is "Go Back". I notice that it does not request my password, which may be one clue.

Attachments

installer.log.txt (2.4 kB) - added by practical.wisdom@… 5 years ago.
Mac "Installer" Log
click_install.png (156.5 kB) - added by practical.wisdom@… 5 years ago.
ghc install mysteriously refusing to continue; see lower right corner.
click_install.2.png (156.5 kB) - added by practical.wisdom@… 5 years ago.
ghc install mysteriously refusing to continue; see lower right corner.

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by practical.wisdom@…

Mac "Installer" Log

Changed 5 years ago by gregorycollins

  • owner set to Michael Thompson

I'm stumped. Any chance you could include a screen shot?

Changed 5 years ago by practical.wisdom@…

ghc install mysteriously refusing to continue; see lower right corner.

Changed 5 years ago by practical.wisdom@…

ghc install mysteriously refusing to continue; see lower right corner.

Changed 5 years ago by practical.wisdom@…

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to invalid

I have kindly attached a screenshot in duplicate... note dim button in lower right.

Since the only announced dependency was the 'Xcode tools' I reinstalled them, downloading the latest from the Apple website ... and after all that, sure enough the Installer gave me a live button. Is this what happens if, say, Installer can't find the gcc, or something that's in the xcode tools package?

I don't know what the defect was in the installation before that, if that's what it was. The only thing I can think of is that it has four users and I changed the administrative structure a bit a while back...

Changed 5 years ago by benedikt.huber@…

  • cc benedikt.huber@… added
  • resolution invalid deleted
  • status changed from closed to reopened
  • component changed from (none-specified) to OSX installer

Why is this bug marked as invalid ??

The installer should check whether the required developer tools are available, and otherwise tell the user to install them. With the current solution (disabling the Install Button only), the user neither has an idea why install refuses to start, nor what to do to fix it.

Changed 5 years ago by gregorycollins

  • status changed from reopened to closed
  • resolution set to invalid

Hello,

The GHC team makes the GHC installer: there should be a bug ticket filed against upstream. So I've done so:

http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/3470

I'm also closing this ticket: hopefully future versions of the Haskell platform will integrate better with the GHC installer, this is on my long-term radar. This may sound like a cop-out, but please be patient with us: the Macintosh installer system is like a fiendish magic puzzle which, when solved, disappears in a puff of smoke to reveal to you your present: failure and disappointment.

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