[Haskell-beginners] Installing HDBC

Daniel Fischer daniel.is.fischer at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 1 21:07:01 CET 2011

On Tuesday 01 February 2011 20:20:22, Kathleen Lynch wrote:
> I entered the command you gave me: cabal install HDBC-sqlite3
> It returned the following error:
>     Resolving dependencies...
>     Configuring HDBC-sqlite3-
>     cabal: Missing dependency on a foreign library:
>     * Missing C library: sqlite3

That means you don't have the C library installed, or at least that cabal 
can't find it. You have to install it otherwise or put it in a directory in 
your %PATH%. I'm not familiar with Windows, so I can't tell you how to do 
that. You could search on the haskellwiki, perhaps there are instructions 

> I then went to the link you provided:
> http://hackage.haskell.org/package/HDBC-sqlite3
> I extracted the tar file, HDBC-sqlite3-, and tried to un-tar
> it but get the following message:
>     "Error reading header after processing 0 entries"

If cabal complains about a missing foreign dependency, trying a manual 
install won't help, runhaskell ./Setup configure won't look anywhere cabal 

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