[Xmonad] freebsd build issues
Donald Bruce Stewart
dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Tue Apr 24 01:18:15 EDT 2007
> > hi, this is in regards to a build problem in X11-1.2, required to
> > build xmonad
> > after running
> > runhaskell Setup.hs configure --user --prefix=$HOME/local
> > i see in the output,
> > checking for X... libraries /usr/X11R6/lib, headers /usr/X11R6/include
> > and furthermore, in X11.buildinfo, i see
> > ld-options: -L/usr/X11R6/lib
> > but upon running
> > runhaskell Setup.hs build
> > i see
> > Preprocessing library X11-1.2...
> > /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lX11
> > linking Graphics/X11/Types_hsc_make.o failed
> > command was: /usr/local/bin/ghc-6.6 -lX11Graphics/X11/Types_hsc_make.o -o Graphics/X11/Types_hsc_make
> > Setup.hs: got error code while preprocessing: Graphics.X11.Types
> > i don't know why the -L is not being passed to ghc, i am not sure how
> > to force this, or even if i should have to considering that it is
> > being populated in X11.buildinfo. i also have /usr/X11R6/lib in my LD_LIBRARY_PATH
> > this is on freebsd6.2, probably similar to other bsds that still might
> > be using /usr/X11R6
> > thanks for any help you can provide
> > brad
> We've had two other reports of this on BSD-based systems, and I've had
> it myself on OpenBSD. The problem appears to be Cabal not propagating
> ld flags. And it seems to be fixed in the newest Cabal.
> Brad, could you try updating Cabal to the most recent release, and then
> try again?
> If that does indeed fix it, I'll start an FAQ web page for this info.
In particular, the issue is ensuring that -L/usr/X11R6/lib is passed.
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