ANNOUNCE: GHC 6.10.1 beta

Christian Maeder Christian.Maeder at
Wed Sep 24 05:54:28 EDT 2008

Judah Jacobson wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 6:38 AM, Christian Maeder
> <Christian.Maeder at> wrote:
>> But finally installation succeeded (editline is missing and the arrow
>> keys don't work).
> This means that the editline package could not be built for some
> reason.  Is this on your OS X machine?  If so, it's strange because
> libedit should be installed on OS X by default; what OS version are
> you running?  If you separately download and build the editline
> package from hackage, what errors do you get?

It works fine under OS X. My problem is under x86 solaris. See below my
output when trying to install

Cheers Christian

-bash-3.1$ cp /local/home/maeder/lib/ghc-
-bash-3.1$ ghc --make Setup.lhs
[1 of 1] Compiling Main             ( Setup.lhs, Setup.o )

    Warning: In the use of `defaultUserHooks'
             (imported from Distribution.Simple):
             Deprecated: "Use simpleUserHooks or autoconfUserHooks,
unless you need Cabal-1.2
             compatibility in which case you must stick with
Linking Setup ...
-bash-3.1$ ./Setup configure --prefix=/local/home/maeder
Warning: defaultUserHooks in Setup script is deprecated.
Configuring editline-0.2...
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking for tputs in -lncurses... yes
checking for el_init... no
checking for readline... no
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for egrep... egrep
checking for ANSI C header files... no
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking editline/readline.h usability... no
checking editline/readline.h presence... no
checking for editline/readline.h... no
checking editline/editline.h usability... no
checking editline/editline.h presence... no
checking for editline/editline.h... no
checking readline/readline.h usability... yes
checking readline/readline.h presence... yes
checking for readline/readline.h... yes
checking for sign of read_history result on error... negative
configure: error: editline not found, so this package cannot be built
See `config.log' for more details.

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