[xmonad] Re: Trouble building on Solaris

Joseph Garvin joseph.h.garvin at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 13:49:24 EDT 2009

Figured it out ;) Posting this here in case someone googles the same problem.

The issue was that I installed the unix package, which is bundled
already with 6.10.1. See bug here:


On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 8:37 AM, Joseph Garvin
<joseph.h.garvin at gmail.com> wrote:
> I haven't made any progress on figuring out what the problem is, but I
> did run truss on the configure and build steps. Nothing stuck out to
> me but maybe someone else spots something wrong, output attached.
> On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 9:56 AM, Joseph Garvin
> <joseph.h.garvin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm trying to get xmonad compiled under Solaris 10 and I'm running
>> into an issue with the build step. The configure step appears to go
>> fine, but I suspect is failing silently, because when I try the build
>> step, it tells me I need to run the configure step first (even though
>> I already have). I've installed ghc as a user in ~/ghc-6.10.1 and I'm
>> installing xmonad to my home folder as well. Here's the configure line
>> I'm using:
>> runhaskell Setup.lhs configure --user
>> --prefix=/home/joeg/xmonad-install
>> --extra-lib-dirs=/home/joeg/ghc-6.10.1-install/lib
>> Also, ~/ghc-6.10.1-install/bin is in my PATH.

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