[Haskell-cafe] How to install GD library on Mac OSX?

Colin Adams colinpauladams at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 23 03:37:47 EDT 2009

Thanks Judah. That was all it took. :-)

2009/9/23 Judah Jacobson <judah.jacobson at gmail.com>:
> On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 12:23 AM, Colin Adams
> <colinpauladams at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> 2009/9/22 Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH <allbery at ece.cmu.edu>:
>>> Hash: SHA1
>>> On Sep 22, 2009, at 13:44 , Colin Adams wrote:
>>>> It needs some missing C libraries - gd, png, jpeg, fontconfig and
>>>> freetype.
>>>> Does anyone know what to do to install these on OSX?
>>> Customarily, Fink or MacPorts.
>>> Several of those *are* installed on OSX by default (at least Leopard and
>>> up); if they're not being found, make sure you have installed the latest
>>> XCode and Apple's X11 (the latter should only matter for Tiger and earlier).
>>>  You may also want the latest X11 from http://xquartz.macosforge.org.
>> Well I tried using macports to install GD2. That was hard work (it
>> doesn't resolve dependencies for you). But it makes no difference.
>> Cabal install gd still fails saying gd.h is missing, and the libraries
>> gd, png, jpeg, fonconfig and freetype, as before.
> You probably want to use (if you haven't tried it already):
> cabal install gd --extra-include-dirs=/opt/local/include
> --extra-lib-dirs=/opt/local/lib
> Best,
> -Judah

Colin Adams

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