[haskell-platform] #56: ubuntu installation probs

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Wed Jun 3 02:38:54 EDT 2009

#56: ubuntu installation probs
 Reporter:  anonymous (solrize)  |       Owner:  dons
     Type:  defect               |      Status:  new 
 Priority:  major                |   Milestone:      
Component:  Platform             |    Keywords:      
 Installing haskell-platform-2009.2.0.1 under ubuntu hardy doesn't feel
 ready for prime time.

 1) ./configure depends on several ubuntu packages that are not obvious
 (i.e. it says it needs the C zlib library but actually needs one (or more,
 I'm not sure, I installed them all) of zlib1g-dev, zlib1g, or zlib-bin
 (zlibc wasn't the right one).  Then it wanted some opengl and glut libs.
 I installed the ones that had ghc in their name, which caused a bunch of
 error messages about mismatched magic numbers for haddock docs.  Then I
 finally got configure to work, and running "make" spewed miles of ghc
 warning messages before crashing with

 configure: error: editline not found, so this package cannot be built
 See `config.log' for more details.

 Configuring the editline- package failed
 make: *** [build.stamp] Error 2

 I guess I could attempt the install again and capture all the terminal
 output, if anyone wants it.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.haskell.org/haskell-platform/ticket/56>
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