[Haskell-cafe] Cabal, xmonad-contrib, X11-xft, pkg-config ... questioning my sanity
jacek.generowicz at cern.ch
Mon Dec 6 19:25:09 CET 2010
On 2010 Dec 6, at 16:25, Duncan Coutts wrote:
> Perhaps something like this would be better:
> cabal: The program 'pkg-config' is required but it could not be found
> on the system (version 0.9.0 or later of pkg-config is required).
That looks pretty good. I'm having trouble finding any holes in it.
There is also the issue (if my understanding is correct) that cabal
install only needs pkg-config for some packages. So it is possible
that someone has happily been using cabal install for some time, and
then suddenly it doesn't work. And then they are left wondering what
broke: "But I'm sure it worked last week, and I haven't changed
anything" etc. At which point it could be helpful to be told that it's
a circumstantial rather than a fundamental problem.
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