[Haskell-cafe] cabal probems with binary/containers packages

brian briand at aracnet.com
Wed Oct 28 21:10:50 EDT 2009

That was indeed the problem.

I edited the pkg-config file by hand.

I followed your advice anyway and unregistered and re-installed.

Everythingworks now.

Thanks for your help.


On Oct 28, 2009, at 11:58 AM, Duncan Coutts wrote:

> On Wed, 2009-10-28 at 07:07 -0700, brian wrote:
>> Just found the following file:
>> .ghc/powerpc-darwin-6.10.1/pkg-config
>> and it is referring to
>> Is there anyway to regenerate the file, or is it broken because of a
>> problem with the package ?
>>>> It all started with this:
>>>> Loading package binary- ... can't load .so/.DLL for:
>>>> HSbinary- (dlopen(libHSbinary-, 9): image not
>>>> found)
> What's (probably) going on is that you deleted the files for the
> binary- package but did not unregister it. You probably also  
> have
> other registered packages that depend on binary- (because  
> that's
> the version they were built against).
> You can use ghc-pkg to forcibly unregister binary- and rebuild
> the other packages that depended on it.
> Generally I recommend just leaving old packages and rebuilding things
> when necessary (which cabal-install will do automatically) rather than
> going about deleting or unregistering older versions of packages.
> Duncan

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