[Slackbuilds-users] haskell-platform (was: Checklist.txt lives?)

Christoph Willing c.willing at uq.edu.au
Mon Sep 17 10:56:26 UTC 2012

On 17/09/2012, at 1:05 PM, Robby Workman <rworkman at slackbuilds.org> wrote:

> On Mon, 17 Sep 2012 09:50:12 +1000
> Christoph Willing <c.willing at uq.edu.au> wrote:
>> In that case, is there a problem with haskell/haskell-platform that I
>> should know about? I reported it as OK for both 32 & 64bit
>> -current-rc2 back at 17th August. I just checked again (64bit) and
>> its still fine.
> Well, here's what's in David's build log:
> configure: WARNING: unrecognized options: --with-hc-pkg, --with-gcc
> "./Setup" "build"
> Building GLUT-
> Preprocessing library GLUT-
> Graphics/UI/GLUT/Begin.hs:26:8:
>    Could not find module `Graphics.Rendering.OpenGL.GL.StateVar'
>    It is a member of the hidden package `OpenGL-'.
>    Perhaps you need to add `OpenGL' to the build-depends in your .cabal file.
>    Use -v to see a list of the files searched for.
> Error:
> Building the GLUT- package failed
> make: *** [build.stamp] Error 2

I've just built a new -current machine (x86_64) on which I:
1. built ghc package and installed it (hscolour package REQUIRES it)
2. built hscolour package and installed it (haskell-platform package REQUIRES it)
3. built haskell-platform package - no errors.

I wonder if the machine which fails as reported above already contains some other haskell related packages? The haskell-platform package is a collection of haskell apps & libraries to provide a small haskell ecosystem. The presence of other haskell-related packages might be the cause of that build failure. As mentioned in the README:

"This is intended to be installed on a system that does not already have any
haskell-related components (other than ghc & hscolour, of course) installed,
so for best results (and chance of success), you should remove any of those
before you try to build haskell-platform."


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