[Haskell-cafe] An old package and the new Cabal.

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 21 10:00:00 EST 2009

On Sun, 2009-12-20 at 14:43 -0800, Jason Dusek wrote:

>   The message I get is:
>     Resolving dependencies...
>     Found existing header file at c/data.h
>     Configuring cedict-0.2.6...
>     setup: Missing dependency on a foreign library:
>     * Missing header file: c/data.h

>   It takes like a minute to err out, too. This isn't urgent or
>   anything but it would be nice to know how to get this build
>   process -- C generation followed by compilation -- to work
>   again.

The message is misleading. In this case what it really means is that
c/data.h cannot be compiled. It has errors in it (or more likely
#includes other non-existent things).

Improving the error message in this case is on the TODO list, there's an
open ticket on it.


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