[Haskell-cafe] Problems building lambdabot on osx

Jack Henahan jhenahan at uvm.edu
Tue Aug 9 22:08:30 CEST 2011

I didn't have any trouble building lambdabot when linking to readline built through Homebrew. Currently using Lion, Xcode 4.1, and GHC 7.0.4.

On Aug 9, 2011, at 11:59 AM, Brandon Allbery wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 21:38, Adam Turoff <adam.turoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> First, there's the issue with linking against libiconv, which is solved this
> way:
>        cabal install --extra-lib-dirs=/usr/lib
> That leaves a whole mess of link errors against libHSreadline:
> Yes, because now it's finding the system readline, which isn't actually readline (Apple ships a "readline" which is actually BSD "editline", so you get missing symbols for things editline doesn't support such as completion).  I think you'll need to temporarily deactivate MacPorts' iconv instead of using --extra-lib-dirs.
> This can't really be fixed by either GHC or MacPorts; there doesn't seem to be a good solution as yet, although the MacPorts folks may end up implementing a hacky solution because Apple has introduced *another* MacPorts-breaking library conflict in Lion (libnotify).
> -- 
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