[Haskell-cafe] Re: cabal library dependencies

Christian Maeder Christian.Maeder at dfki.de
Mon Oct 8 09:13:06 EDT 2007

Could you try

./Setup configure --prefix=$HOME/somewhere --user

HTH Christian

Nehir Sonmez wrote:
> Hi All,
> To test some programs written in CABAL, I need to use a server (where I
> do not have root access) with GHC 6.6.1 (in-place) installed. However,
> many programs need more libraries that have to be installed, (such as
> binary, or derive) for which, even when I use ./Setup configure
> --prefix=something,
> 1) After the ./Setup build, it can not do ./Setup install correctly
> because I am not root, ie.
> Installing: /usr/local/lib/derive-0.1/ghc-6.6.1 & /usr/local/bin
> derive-0.1...
> Setup: /usr/local/lib/derive-0.1: createDirectory: permission denied
> (Permission denied)
> 2) But the .o and the .a files are created. However possibly due to (1),
> I can not make the program see the library, so in the end when I try
> configuring the program, I get (for example):
> Setup: cannot satisfy dependency derive-any
> possible solutions I could think of were:
> 2) use configure with a --with flag
> 3) copying the library files to the prefix directory of the program I
> ultimately want to run
> 4) The -L flag
> and still no luck, so here I am asking for your help... Thanks a lot in
> advance,
> Sincerely,
> -Nehir Sonmez

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