[xmonad] cannot build latest xmonad: unknown symbol

David Cabana drcabana at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 17:26:26 EST 2009

Today I tried to build xmonad from the latest darcs source, and got an
error message I don't understand.  Here's the terminal session:

drc at tangerine:~/local/haskell/xmonad$ darcs pull
Pulling from "http://code.haskell.org/xmonad"...
No remote changes to pull in!
drc at tangerine:~/local/haskell/xmonad$ runhaskell Setup.lhs configure
--user --prefix=$HOME
Setup.lhs: /usr/local/lib/ghc-6.10.1/directory-
unknown symbol `unixzm2zi3zi1zi0_SystemziPosixziDirectory_a12_info'
Setup.lhs: Setup.lhs: unable to load package `directory-'

--- Here's my ghc version:
drc at tangerine:~/local/haskell/xmonad$ ghc --version
The Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System, version 6.10.1

--- Here's what I have installed:
drc at tangerine:~/local/haskell/xmonad$ ghc-pkg list
    Cabal-, array-, base-, base-,
    bytestring-, containers-, directory-,
    editline-, filepath-, (ghc-6.10.1), ghc-prim-,
    haddock-2.3.0, haskell98-, hpc-, integer-,
    old-locale-, old-time-, packedstring-,
    pretty-, process-, random-, rts-1.0,
    syb-, template-haskell-, unix-
    Cabal-, HTTP-3001.1.5, HTTP-4000.0.4, X11-1.4.5,
    X11-xft-0.3, ghc-paths-, haddock-2.4.1, haskell98-,
    mtl-, network-, old-time-, parsec-,
    parsec-3.0.0, process-, readline-, unix-,
    utf8-string-0.3.3, utf8-string-0.3.4, xmonad-0.8.1,
    xmonad-contrib-0.8.1, zlib-

I'm running on a 32 bit machine, latest Ubuntu Intrepid.  I'm not a
Haskell programmer, just an enthusiastic Xmonad user. Any guidance
would be much appreciated.  I'd  be happy to provide any information
about my local setup that might prove useful.  Oddly, I can build from
source on my other machine, running 64 bit Ubuntu.

Thank you,

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