[Haskell-cafe] Installing pandoc without root

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Sun Nov 10 22:41:25 UTC 2013

On 11 November 2013 00:46, Theo Moore <tsgmoore at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ivan,
> Thank you for that helpful link. Unfortunately, it does not look like
> I have access to make. Is there a
> workaround?

As in "make isn't installed"?  The only alternatives are to somehow
install the pre-built binary as described by Simon, or else to somehow
install Make first (either on its own or as some kind of prefix

> On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 12:34 PM, Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
> <ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 10 November 2013 23:14, Theo Moore <tsgmoore at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I am trying to install the Haskell libraries for pandoc on a local
>>> home folder and without root access, using the command:
>>> cabal install pandoc
>>> However, I run into the error:
>>> cabal: Missing dependency on a foreign library:
>>> * Missing (or bad) header file: zlib.h
>>> * Missing C library: z
>>> From what I understand, I need to install zlib1g-dev. GHC and cabal
>>> install are available, but without root access I'm having trouble
>>> figuring out how to provide the necessary zlib files. I've tried to
>>> download the source of zlib1g-dev, but in order to compile it, I have
>>> to use "make" which I do not have the priviledge to invoke.
>>> Can someone guide me through getting pandoc up and running without
>>> root access? The system is Debian 3.2.41-2 x86_64 GNU/Linux.
>> You should be able to configure, build and install the zlib
>> library+headers into your own $HOME directory.  One guide (that on a
>> quick skim looks OK) is http://blog.sanctum.geek.nz/compiling-in-home/
>> (Whether it's possible to install just the header files of zlib is
>> something I can't say.)
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