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Re: [Haskell-cafe] problem with editline install

Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] problem with editline install
From: Judah Jacobson
Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2009 09:53:13 -0800
On Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 2:17 AM, Andrew U. Frank
<[email protected]> wrote:
> i tried to install editline (because i wanted to install djinn, which depends
> on it):
> with cabal install and with downloading and runghc Setup.lhs configure
> i got the same error:
>
> checking for completion_matches... no
> configure: error: editline not found, so this package cannot be built
> See `config.log' for more details.
>
>
> in the log i did not see anything helpful (at my level of understanding).
> i could then install with synaptic because a deb package existed for ubuntu).
>
> what did i wrong? thanks for helpful comments

You probably need to install the Ubuntu libedit-dev package, which
contains the necessary C headers.  Note that's different than the
libeditline-dev package, which is an old version of the library
missing some important features.

Best,
-Judah
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