so the solution turns out to be (for those who are macports users) to build of the macports stuff related gtk2 et al as the variants +universal  (sadly parts of +quartz and +no_x11 seems to be slightly broken), to make sure that macports also has built gtksourceview2 (somehow trying to use gtksourceview would break things) and also follow the directions in <meta charset="utf-8"><a href="http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Gtk2Hs#Using_MacPorts_and_Snow_Leopard">http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Gtk2Hs#Using_MacPorts_and_Snow_Leopard</a>  which help a bit despite being complicated... (oh and the macports directory mentioned in that link it should be /opt/local/etc/macports/variants.conf rather than <meta charset="utf-8"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: sans-serif; font-size: 16px; ">/opt/local/macports/variants.conf</span>)<div>

<br></div><div>so that <br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 6:46 AM, Carter Schonwald <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:carter.schonwald@gmail.com" target="_blank">carter.schonwald@gmail.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br>


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hrm... I&#39;m encountering a whole slew of problems getting gtk2hs to build now, might be snow leopard related<div><br></div><div><div>glib/System/Glib.hs:13:0:</div><div>    Failed to load interface for `System.Glib.UTFString&#39;:</div>






<div>      Use -v to see a list of the files searched for.</div><div>make: *** [glib/System/Glib.o] Error 1</div><div><br></div><div>is the relevant message at the end. I think i&#39;m going to call it a night</div><div>




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On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 5:25 AM, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:allbery@ece.cmu.edu" target="_blank">allbery@ece.cmu.edu</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">






<div style="word-wrap:break-word"><div><div><div>On Mar 14, 2010, at 01:53 , Carter Schonwald wrote:</div><blockquote type="cite"><div><div>sudo cabal install --extra-lib-dirs=/opt/local/lib --extra-include-dirs=/opt/local/include hieroglyph chart<br>






Resolving dependencies...<br>cabal: cannot configure Hieroglyph-3.89. It requires cairo -any, glib -any,<br> gtk &gt;=0.10.0 and gtkglext -any<br>There is no available version of cairo that satisfies -any<br>There is no available version of glib that satisfies -any<br>






There is no available version of gtk that satisfies &gt;=0.10.0<br> There is no available version of gtkglext that satisfies -any</div></div></blockquote><div><br></div></div><div>Those are not MacPorts libraries, but Haskell libraries.  And they&#39;re all provided by the Haskell gtk2hs package, which at the moment isn&#39;t Cabal-ized, so Cabal can&#39;t find them unless gtk2hs has been installed manually.</div>






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<div style="word-wrap:break-word"><span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;border-collapse:collapse;color:rgb(34, 34, 34)"><div><div><div>cabal-install version 0.6.4</div>
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<div><div>using version 1.6.0.3 of the Cabal library</div></div></div></span></div></blockquote></div></div></div></div></blockquote></div><div class="gmail_quote"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">




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<div>sudo cabal install --extra-lib-dirs=/opt/local/lib --extra-include-dirs=/opt/local/include hieroglyph chart</div></div></span></div></blockquote></div></div></div></div></blockquote></div><div class="gmail_quote"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">




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<div>Resolving dependencies...</div></div></span></div></blockquote></div></div></div></div></blockquote></div><div class="gmail_quote"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">




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<div>cabal: cannot configure Hieroglyph-3.89. It requires cairo -any, glib -any,</div></div></span></div></blockquote></div></div></div></div></blockquote></div><div class="gmail_quote"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">




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<div>gtk &gt;=0.10.0 and gtkglext -any</div></div></span></div></blockquote></div></div></div></div></blockquote></div><div class="gmail_quote"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">




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<div>There is no available version of cairo that satisfies -any</div></div></span></div></blockquote></div></div></div></div></blockquote></div><div class="gmail_quote"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">




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<div>There is no available version of glib that satisfies -any</div></div></span></div></blockquote></div></div></div></div></blockquote></div><div class="gmail_quote"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">




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<div>There is no available version of gtk that satisfies &gt;=0.10.0</div></div></span></div></blockquote></div></div></div></div></blockquote></div><div class="gmail_quote"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">




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