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I followed the Linux tutorial at

https://developers.cardano.org/docs/get-started/installing-cardano-node

and I am getting the following error when I run cabal build all

Unrecognized stanza on line 139
/home/xxx/.cabal/config: Unrecognized field installdir on line 116
Warning: Unknown/unsupported 'ghc' version detected (Cabal 2.4.0.1 supports
'ghc' version < 8.7): /home/xxx/.ghcup/bin/ghc-8.10.4 is version 8.10.4
cabal: No cabal file found.
Please create a package description file <pkgname>.cabal
xxx@MSI:~/cardano-src/cardano-node$ echo "package cardano-crypto-praos" >>  cabal.project.local
echo " xxx@MSI:~/cardano-src/cardano-node$ echo "  flags: -external-libsodium-vrf" >>  cabal.project.local
danastos@MSI:~/cardano-src/cardano-node$ cabal build all
Warning: The build command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.

Please switch to using either the new project style and the new-build command
or the legacy v1-build alias as new-style projects will become the default in
the next version of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a
working v1- use case with the new-style commands.

For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild

Warning: /home/xxx/.cabal/config: Unrecognized stanza on line 139
/home/xxx/.cabal/config: Unrecognized field installdir on line 116
cabal: No cabal file found.
Please create a package description file <pkgname>.cabal
xxx@MSI:~/cardano-src/cardano-node$

What am I supposed to do here?

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  • With distribution of GNU+Linux are you using? Which version of cabal are you using? Did you use ghcup to install the latest version of ghc? Did you cd in the cardano-src folder (the No cabal file found tells me you're not in the correct folder). In your question, it would be very helpful if you could describe every step you took until it breaks and show the terminal outputs for each step.
    – kolam
    Sep 2 at 16:04
  • I am in the cardano-node folder and I have cabal-install version 2.4.0.0 I have The Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System, version 8.6.5 for GHC Sep 2 at 16:16
  • I followed this exactly: I am operating under WSL Windows 10 developers.cardano.org/docs/get-started/installing-cardano-node Sep 2 at 16:19
  • The tutorial says to install a more recent version of GHC with ghcup install ghc 8.10.4 and ghcup set ghc 8.10.4. Did you do that?
    – kolam
    Sep 2 at 16:52
  • I have version 8.6.5 set I enter set ghc 8.10.4 but it still shows 8.6.5 ( ghc --version ) It also says GHC ver 8.10.4 already installed; Sep 2 at 18:35
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Ok.. got it figured out. It was path related. Make sure to add /home/xxx/.ghcup/bin to your path.. it needs to be prepended on the path to make sure you are picking up the correct version PATH=/home/xxx/.ghcup/bin:$PATH

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