Unfortunately, some of the packages that Lambdabot depends on in Hackage do not, as of 9 January 2009, support GHC 6.10. Fortunately, the darcs repositories of most of these packages do support it.
To compile lambdabot on ghc >=6.10, follow the following steps
Get the stuff from darcs repositories:
darcs get http://code.haskell.org/HSP/haskell-src-exts darcs get http://code.haskell.org/mubot darcs get http://code.haskell.org/lambdabotLets install haskell-src-exts from darcs (TODO: This may not actually be required, the one from Hackage might be good enough):
cd haskell-src-exts cabal install cd ..
cd mubot/mueval cabal install cd ../..
Apply a patch to lambdabot and install it:
cd lambdabot wget http://www.haskell.org/wikiupload/e/ed/Lambdabot.patch -O -|patch -p1 cabal install cd ..
Edit your online.rc file at ~/.cabal/share/lambdabot-version/online.rc And run lambdabot via:
lambdabot -e "rc ~/.cabal/share/lambdabot-version/online.rc"
This may not be complete, please correct it if any more fixes are required, and as things are updated.
When I try to install mueval with GHC 7.2.1, I get a conflict:
cannot configure show-0.4.1.1. It requires base <4 mueval-0.8.1 requires base ==4.*
=( Dan Burton 04:50, 24 October 2011 (UTC)
After many hacks, I was finally able to get lambdabot installed on 7.2.1. See the #haskell irc logs for 23 Oct 2011, around 22:00; I was rather verbose about stating what problems I ran into and what I did to solve them. Dan Burton 21:18, 25 October 2011 (UTC)