[Haskell-cafe] Re: workarounds for Codec.Compression.Zlib errors in darcs

Eric Kow kowey at darcs.net
Wed Nov 26 14:55:35 EST 2008

On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 14:38:32 +0000, Eric Kow wrote:
> Workaround 1 : use C libz instead of Haskell zlib
> -------------------------------------------------
> So how can you work around these errors?  If you are building darcs on
> any Unix-y operating system (e.g. Linux or MacOS X), you can cabal
> configure darcs to use the old C libz binding:
>   cabal configure -f external-zlib

My advice here is incorrect.  We want the /opposite/

   cabal configure -f -external-zlib

Although note that a new version of darcs will be soon on
hackage with the new default (unfortunately this makes darcs a bit
harder to build on Windows unless you're willing to use Workaround
#2 of actually fixing your .gz files)

Eric Kow <http://www.nltg.brighton.ac.uk/home/Eric.Kow>
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