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Ticket #56 (closed defect: wontfix)
Dependency on editline C library not checked by ./configure
|Reported by:||anonymous (solrize)||Owned by:||dons|
|Component:||Generic source tarball||Keywords:||editline|
Installing haskell-platform-2009.2.0.1 under ubuntu hardy doesn't feel ready for prime time.
1) ./configure depends on several ubuntu packages that are not obvious (i.e. it says it needs the C zlib library but actually needs one (or more, I'm not sure, I installed them all) of zlib1g-dev, zlib1g, or zlib-bin (zlibc wasn't the right one). Then it wanted some opengl and glut libs. I installed the ones that had ghc in their name, which caused a bunch of error messages about mismatched magic numbers for haddock docs. Then I finally got configure to work, and running "make" spewed miles of ghc warning messages before crashing with
configure: error: editline not found, so this package cannot be built See `config.log' for more details.
Error: Configuring the editline-0.2.1.0 package failed make: *** [build.stamp] Error 2
I guess I could attempt the install again and capture all the terminal output, if anyone wants it.