[darcs-users] darcs 2.3.0: compile fails with GHC 6.8.3 on FreeBSD 6.3
kowey at darcs.net
Wed Jul 29 10:25:05 UTC 2009
Just forwarding this to you in case it's of any interest.
Mark: perhaps there are things to file against Cabal's bug tracker?
On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 16:19:37 -0400, Mark Stosberg wrote:
> > > The cabal-install program has an annoying feature that if a dependency
> > > fails to build, it sometimes still tries to build the original
> > > package. So I'm willing to bet that a diagnostic message was output,
> > > but was buried in the middle of the darcs build output.
> > >
> > > Running "cabal install haskeline" should provide a better error
> > > message. To get it working, you may need to provide extra arguments
> > > to point to iconv's headers/library files, e.g.
> > >
> > > cabal install haskeline --extra-include-dirs=/usr/include
> > > --extra-lib-dirs=/usr/lib
> > A variation of that worked:
> > cabal install haskeline --extra-include-dirs=/usr/include --extra-lib-dirs=/usr/local/lib
> > Perhaps the inclusion of "/usr/local/lib" can be automated on FreeBSD in the future?
> > Now that I'm past that I'm getting a notice about "curl" being missing,
> > which should be straightforward to address. I'll post further notes to
> > darcs-users once this compile/install is done.
> The compile completed by using this:
> cabal install darcs --extra-lib-dirs=/usr/local/lib
> It would be nice if "/usr/local/lib" could be automatically used
> for the darcs build on FreeBSD, since it's a standard library path
Note: I (Eric) have already responded about the below, saying that this
was due to recompiling between library/executable (which will go away
with next Cabal, yay!) and that Mark could try cabal test.
> A little more feedback on the "cabal" system:
> - The compile should a status of "1 of 136", which I took was like a
> progress bar, but then when it got to 136, it started the counting
> over again. It actually completed after two round of counting.
> - I would like to know if there's a way to run the test suite via cabal,
> as that gives me extra confidence that darcs is working as expected on
> my platform.
Eric Kow <http://www.nltg.brighton.ac.uk/home/Eric.Kow>
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