problem with readline (mac os x)

Judah Jacobson judah.jacobson at
Wed May 6 15:19:56 EDT 2009

On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 12:17 PM, Judah Jacobson
<judah.jacobson at> wrote:
> On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 10:27 PM, brian <briand at> wrote:
>> Here's the relevant bits :
>> checking for readline in -lreadline... yes
>> checking for rl_readline_version... yes
>> checking for rl_begin_undo_group... no
>> configure: error: readline not found, so this package cannot be built
>> Looks like it found readline, and then decided it didn't ?
> It's finding the system install of readline, which is really editline,
> so it later rejects it for not having enough functionality.
>> I'm having fairly consisten problems with cabal packages needing symlinks in
>> /usr/local to work properly, i.e. it
>> can't seem to find libraries in /sw/lib where fink puts them.
>> Is that a cabal problem or a ghc issue ?
> For the readline package you can use
> cabal configure --configure-option=--extra-include-dirs=/sw/include
> --configure-option=--extra-lib-dirs=/sw/lib
> which passes the necessary arguments to the autoconf script which the
> readline package uses.

Sorry, that should be



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