[Haskell-cafe] problems installing ghc-6.12.1-x86_64

Andrew Polonsky andrew.polonsky at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 12:12:57 EST 2010

Dear all,

Help!!  I am trying to build 6.12 on a fresh 64-bit Ubuntu, with no
GHC installed yet.  The compiler itself builds happily, but when I try
to "make install" the Haskell platform, I eventually get the error

Setup: GLUT- dependency
"OpenGL-" doesn't exist (use --force
to override)

I can't even install cabal, because it requires having the ghc6
package, which is not installed.  And bootstrapping cabal-install
requires parsec and network, which also require ghc6.

When I finally install ghc6 (why should I have to anyway?), it still
thinks I am on 6.12, and ./bootstrap.sh can't find parsec with that

Is there anyway to break out of this non-terminating reduction?  Is YI
solvable?  :'"(


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