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

Christoph Willing c.willing at uq.edu.au
Tue Sep 18 05:13:39 UTC 2012

On 18/09/2012, at 1:46 PM, Robby Workman <rworkman at slackbuilds.org> wrote:

> On Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:56:26 +1000
> Christoph Willing <c.willing at uq.edu.au> wrote:
>> 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."
> Well, if you're sure it works, I'll take your word for it :-)

Great, thanks.

At the same time, it would be nice to confirm why David's build failed. I guess you're all really busy at the moment but if there's any chance of establishing whether that machine already has some other haskell package(s) installed …


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