[Haskell-cafe] Re: problems using macports?

Simon Michael simon at joyful.com
Fri Sep 24 02:07:01 EDT 2010

On 09/23/2010 10:41 PM, Mitar wrote:
> The other would be probably to implement/document configuration
> (extra-lib-dir?) that Cabal (or GHC in general) first searches
> system's library path (those against which GHC was compiled in Haskell
> Platform) and if lib is not there goes for MacPorts or Fink's library
> paths?

Exactly. So, if you're in this situation, just make sure

- whenever you use GHC, pass it the -L/usr/lib flag

- put --extra-lib-dirs=/usr/lib in ~/.cabal/config

Now Apple's libs will be preferred when linking haskell executables, 
solving the libiconv errors while still allowing macports libs to be used.

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