[Xmonad] how to install?

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Sun Apr 15 20:13:17 EDT 2007

> On Fri, Apr 13, 2007 at 06:13:30PM -0500, Spencer Janssen wrote:
> > On Fri, 13 Apr 2007 09:36:56 -0700
> > David Roundy <droundy at darcs.net> wrote:
> > > Also, the configure step in X11-extras doesn't seem to bother checking
> > > whether the xinerama library is present.  Is this a bug in
> > > X11-extras, or in cabal? I certainly would hope that cabal would have
> > > the functionality to check for presence of libraries...
> > 
> > X11-extras currently assumes that xinerama is present.  We should
> > change this, probably by the 0.1 release of xmonad/X11-extras.
> > 
> > Any takers? ;)
> I poked around the cabal docs for a bit, and I didn't see any obvious
> way to get cabal to check for the presence of certain headers. Also, if
> the headers weren't there, we couldn't really do anything anyway, other
> than fail with a friendlier error.

Yeah, pretty sure cabal can't directly do this. Of course, cabal will
run any ./configure script we provide, which could happily check for
Xinerama, and then generate a config.h

> I wonder if the Xinerama module should be a separate package anyway.
> What do you guys think about that?

We could also have two cabal files.

-- Don

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