Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Install gtk2hs on osx

1. Install XQuartz (download) at the time these instruction were written version 2.7.5 worked. Make sure to logout and login again.
2. Install the gtk library and dependencies
brew install glib cairo
gtk gettext fontconfig
3. Build freetype by hand (download)
tar -xzvf
freetype-2.5.3.tar.gz
cd freetype-2.5.3
./configure
make
make install
Verify whether gtk installed correctly by executing gtk-demo. If the window does not open you might have forgotten to logout and login.
gtk-demo
4. Install Haskell GTK with gcc 4.8, it might work with other versions of gcc that you already have installed. However, it will not work with gcc versions <= 4.2.
cabal install
gtk2hs-buildtools 
export
PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/opt/X11/lib/pkgconfig
brew install gcc48
cabal get gtk 
cd gtk-VERSION-NUMBER
5. Open gtk.cabal and change its cabal version requirement to >= 1.10 or something lower.
6. Build gtk2hs from source
cd ..

cabal install
gtk-VERSION-NUMBER

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