[Haskell-cafe] I can't install hs-plugins beceause of Linker.h

Yuri Kashnikoff yuri.kashnikoff at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 13:44:11 EDT 2009

Thanks. Problem solved now!

On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 7:20 PM, Duncan Coutts
<duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-03-15 at 11:38 +0600, Yuri Kashnikoff wrote:
>> Hi!
>> I was trying to install hs-plugins both from sources "$./Setup.lhs
>> ..." and with "$cabal fetch&&cabal install" and both failed.
>> It always reports that Linker.h is missing.
>> Setup.lhs: Missing dependency on a foreign library:
>> * Missing header file: Linker.h
>> This problem can usually be solved by installing the system package that
>> provides this library (you may need the "-dev" version). If the library is
>> already installed but in a non-standard location then you can use the flags
>> --extra-include-dirs= and --extra-lib-dirs= to specify where it is.
> It's a bug in the package that was exposed when Cabal- started
> checking for header files and C libs. I reported the bug to the package
> maintainer at the time of the release of Cabal-
> Until the maintainer updates it, the fix is to edit the .cabal file and
> simply remove the mention of Linker.h. You can use the new cabal unpack
> command:
>  cabal unpack plugins
>  cd plugins-1.4.0
>  vi plugins.cabal
>  cabal install
> Duncan

Yuri S. Kashnikov
Novosibirsk State University, Russia
2 Pirogova street
630090, Novosibirsk-90
yuri.kashnikoff at gmail.com

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