[Haskell-cafe] Listing native package requirements based on cabal information

Alexander V Vershilov alexander.vershilov at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 16:47:11 UTC 2014

Some packages require existing executables, e.g. git-annex require lsof.
There were some more examples of packages that doesn't have pkg-config
but require additional programs to be installed.


On 19 March 2014 20:09, Peter Simons <simons at cryp.to> wrote:

> Hi David,
>  > Is there a way to extract this? I'm looking to make it easier for
>  > newcomers to my project to get things building across different linux
>  > distros.
> what exactly do you mean when by "package requirements"?
> Cabal descriptions list the required 3rd party libraries, header files,
> and pkgconfig snippets, so there is a lot of information readily
> available.
> What is missing in your opinion?
> Take care,
> Peter
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