Ticket #125 (closed defect: wontfix)
./configure fails on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx, due to 'unknown package: haskell98' error
|Reported by:||AndyL||Owned by:||duncan|
|Component:||Generic source tarball||Keywords:|
After using apt-get to install GHC version 6.12.1, I downloaded/untarred haskell-platform-2010.1.0.0.tar.gz and ran ./configure, which quickly failed with the message:
configure: error: Your installation of ghc does not appear to work.
It cannot compile a simple program (see config.log for the details). If you installed ghc from a generic binary tarball then it is worth checking that you have the 'gmp' C library and header files installed.
(Note that I do have libgmp3-dev installed.)
Looking in config.log, it's the compilation of the "Hello world" proglet that is failing:
. . . configure:2456: /usr/bin/ghc -o conftest conftest.hs <command line>: unknown package: haskell98 configure:2459: $? = 1 configure: failed program was: main = putStr "Hello world!\n" -- this file generated by TRY-COMPILE-GHC end of failed program. configure:2468: result: no configure:2474: error: Your installation of ghc does not appear to work.