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How to cabal install readline in ubuntu 10

Resolving dependencies...
Configuring readline-1.0.1.0...
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables... 
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
checking for GNUreadline.framework... checking for readline... no
checking for tputs in -lncurses... no
checking for tputs in -ltermcap... no
checking for tputs in -lcurses... no
checking for rl_readline_version... no
configure: error: readline not found, so this package cannot be built
See `config.log' for more details.
cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
readline-1.0.1.0 failed during the configure step. The exception was:
ExitFailure 1
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sudo apt-get install libreadline-dev

should do it.

It looks like you may also want

sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev
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Let me try it tonight, feedback you –  user13871 Apr 11 '11 at 1:27

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