[Haskell-beginners] problem cabal install'ing hmatrix
equaeghe at nospammail.net
Thu Apr 23 17:54:15 EDT 2009
>> Original message:
>> > >
>> > > $ cabal install hmatrix
>> > > Resolving dependencies...
>> > > Configuring hmatrix-0.5.1.1...
>> > > Preprocessing library hmatrix-0.5.1.1...
>> > > running dist/build/Numeric/GSL/Special/Internal_hsc_make failed
>> > > command was: dist/build/Numeric/GSL/Special/Internal_hsc_make
>> > > > dist/build/Numeric/GSL/Special/Internal.hs
>> > > cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
>> > > hmatrix-0.5.1.1 failed during the building phase. The exception was:
>> > > exit: ExitFailure 1
>> > >
>> > > What should I do to diagnose/resolve this problem?
On Thu, 23 Apr 2009, Alberto Ruiz wrote:
> Probably a dependency not mentionend in extra-libraries is missing. There is
> not a standard way to link -llapack. For instance, in Ubuntu/Debian we only
> need gsl and lapack:
> $ ld -lgsl -llapack
> ld: warning: cannot find entry symbol _start; not setting start address
> This means that everything is ok, but in other systems we may also need some
> of -l[gsl]cblas, -lgfortran, or -lf77blas, -latlas, -lgcc_s, etc.
> Try to find the correct libraries with
> $ ld -lgsl -llapack -lgslcblas
# ld -lgsl -llapack -lgslcblas
ld: warning: cannot find entry symbol _start; not setting start address
> or other combinations, and modify the extra-libraries field in hmatrix.cabal.
> In any case, I will try to add cabal flags to cover common situations. (There
> is also a possible issue with ghc-6.8 that must be fixed, but the library
> should work ok with 6.10).
# ghc --version
The Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System, version 6.8.2
It seems we still don't know the cause; any more things I can do to
I'll also investigate the possibilities of resolving this issue by using
the gentoo haskell overlay or non-stable versions of ghc (6.10) in
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