[Haskell-beginners] installing text-icu on Mac OSX with cabal

yi lu zhiwudazhanjiangshi at gmail.com
Sun May 19 03:58:14 CEST 2013

* Missing C libraries: icui18n, icudata, icuuc

On Sun, May 19, 2013 at 9:44 AM, 7stud <7stud at excite.com> wrote:

> I want to try unicode with haskell, and the Data.Text docs say I need
> text-icu. This is what I tried:
> Mac OS X 10.6.8
> ~/haskell_programs$ cabal update
> Downloading the latest package list from hackage.haskell.org
> ~/haskell_programs$ cabal install text-icu
> Resolving dependencies...
> Downloading text-icu-
> Configuring text-icu-
> cabal: Missing dependencies on foreign libraries:
> * Missing C libraries: icui18n, icudata, icuuc
> This problem can usually be solved by installing the system packages that
> provide these libraries (you may need the "-dev" versions). If the
> libraries
> are already installed but in a non-standard location then you can use the
> flags --extra-include-dirs= and --extra-lib-dirs= to specify where they
> are.
> Failed to install text-icu-
> cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
> text-icu- failed during the configure step. The exception was:
> ExitFailure 1
> I found a post by a Windows user who had the same problem. Do I really
> need to go out and install those C libraries? Or are they 'misplaced'
> somewhere on my system?
> Thanks.
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