can't run Grapefruit

Peter Hercek phercek at
Mon May 25 13:55:17 EDT 2009

Dean Herington wrote:
> GHCi, version 6.10.1:  :? for help
> ... cut ...
> Loading package mtl- ... linking ... done.
> Loading package glib-0.10.0 ... can't load .so/.DLL for: intl (addDLL: 
> could not load DLL)
Ok, I do not use windows more than a year now exactly because of 
problems like these, but this bug was often because of incorrect or 
missing value in extra-ghci-libraries attribute. Run this:
 ghc-pkg describe glib
and then check whether attribute extra-ghci-libraries contains something 
sensible. Now, I do not know what it needs to be exactly now (do not use 
windows any more so I cannot look it up) but I recall that I was adding 
value libcairo-2 to extra-ghci-libraries for the cairo package. The 
point is that the dll name containing the C implementation of the given 
package must correspond to the string in extra-ghci-libraries. IIRC, 
sometimes, I was also adding the path to the library (something like 
-L<path>) in ld-option attribute. But that was probably for compiling 
and not for ghci.

Hope it helps,

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