hmatrix- installation problem

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at
Fri Aug 22 14:34:20 UTC 2014

What Linux distro?  If you're on an unusual distro  You might just need to
patch the build process to look up the right names.

Also have you contacted the hmatrix maintainer to ask him for help. HMATRIX
does have an issue tracker on github etc

On Friday, August 22, 2014, Adrian Victor Crisciu <acrisciu at>

> I tried the following command line:
> cabal install --enable-documentation
> --extra-include-dirs=/usr;local/include --extra-lib-dirs=/usr/local/lib
> hmatrix
> and got the following:
> Resolving dependencies...
> Configuring hmatrix-
> cabal: Missing dependencies on foreign libraries:
> * Missing C libraries: blas, lapack
> 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 hmatrix-
> cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
> hmatrix- failed during the configure step. The exception was:
> ExitFailure 1
> As I said before, the libraries for blas and lapack ARE in /usr/local/lib
> and the header files ARE in /usr/local/include.
> Is it possible for hmatrix to look for another version of atlas/blas and
> lapack? I have installed atlas-3.3.8 and lapack-3.4.0
> Adrian.
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