[Haskell-beginners] concerning wxHaskell: wxcore fails to install

Mark Wright markwright at internode.on.net
Wed Jun 29 17:43:01 CEST 2011

On Wed, 29 Jun 2011 16:14:06 +0200, Obscaenvs <obscaenvs at gmail.com> wrote:
> Attempting to install the wxcore package yields the following result on 
> my Arch Linux box, got the same result on an Ubuntu box:
> <code>
> cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
> wxcore- failed during the configure step. The exception was:
> ExitFailure 1
> </code>
> As a result, the package wx cannot be installed either. I am trying to 
> get started with wxHaskell.
> Is there any way to fix this retaining one's sanity?
> /Fredrik

Hi Fredrik,

The error message does not give many hints.  Of course wxHaskell requires
the wxWidgets C++ libraries.  On Gentoo I had to patch wxcore:


Maybe wxHaskell might install easier with the Arch Haskell packages:


Regards, Mark

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