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Re: updates for libghc-gtk and friends

On Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:48:24 +0200
Joachim Breitner <nomeata@debian.org> wrote:

> Extra bonus points for trying to compile everything locally (with plain
> "cabal install") and note what libraries will have to be upgraded. If
> you can give us a list of hackage packages and versions that worked for
> you on Debian unstable, then we’ll be quicker.

I needed to follow the following steps to install the latest version of

I assume ghc and cabal are already installed

Install "alex", "happy" and "libghc-random-dev" with apt
(needed for next step)

Install gtk2hs-buildtools with cabal
(The binary installed by this command needs to be in the PATH)

Install "libgtk-3-dev", "libghc-mtl-dev" and "libghc-utf8-string-dev"
(with apt)

Then cabal install gtk3 installs these packages:

This was done in a chroot (pbuilder) and worked. But my tests weren't
more than creating a toplevel window without anything in it.

So I think to update gtk3, cairo, glib, gio and pango need to be

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