[Haskell-beginners] Installing hmatrix on OS X

Lyndon Maydwell maydwell at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 03:52:19 EST 2010

I'm having a similar error when trying to install HMatrix on OS X as
well. Interested if anyone can find a solution.

On Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 11:25 AM, Duncan Mortimer <dmorti at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm trying to install the easyVision library on OS X, following the
> notes at http://mit.edu/harold/Public/easyVisionNotes.html.
> However, despite a few hours web trawling and hacking away with
> various cabal options, I can't get "hmatrix" to install.  I'm using OS
> X 10.5.8 with GHC 6.10.4.   I installed gsl using macports, as
> suggested in the notes above, but cabal doesn't seem to be able to
> find it.  The error I'm getting is:
> [13:22:35 dmorti hmatrix-]$ cabal install hmatrix
> Resolving dependencies...
> [1 of 1] Compiling Main             (
> /var/folders/05/05Ltg9vxE+a1hR422nbuE++++TI/-Tmp-/hmatrix-,
> /var/folders/05/05Ltg9vxE+a1hR422nbuE++++TI/-Tmp-/hmatrix-
> )
> Linking /var/folders/05/05Ltg9vxE+a1hR422nbuE++++TI/-Tmp-/hmatrix-
> ...
> Configuring hmatrix-
> Checking foreign libraries... FAIL
>  *** Sorry, I can't link GSL.
>  *** Please make sure that the appropriate -dev packages are installed.
>  *** You can also specify the required libraries using
>  *** cabal install hmatrix --configure-option=link:lib1,lib2,lib3,etc.
> setup: Package hmatrix- can't be built on this system.
> cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
> hmatrix- failed during the building phase. The exception was:
> exit: ExitFailure 1
> It appears that others have also had this error, but have been able to
> fix it up by including "--extra-lib-dirs" and "--extra-include-dirs"
> options, or using "ld-options: -framework vecLib".  I've tried both of
> these approaches, but still get the same errors.
> Can anyone offer any suggestions?
> Thanks very much for your help,
> Duncan Mortimer
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