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When I try to install bluetile in archlinux, I get the following error:

 Building glade-0.12.1...
 Preprocessing library glade-0.12.1...
 gtk2hsC2hs: UName: root name supply used after saving
 cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
 bluetile-0.6 depends on glade-0.12.1 which failed to install.
 glade-0.12.1 failed during the building phase. The exception was:
 ExitFailure 1

I'm using the ArchLinux Wiki install instructions.

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According to a thread on gmane.comp.lang.haskell.gtk2hs.devel, the problem is with gtk2hs-buildtools-0.12.3. 0.12.1 doesn't have the problem.

I fixed the issue myself by installing 0.12.1:

cabal install gtk2hs-buildtools==0.12.1

and the error you describe goes away.

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Thanks, but now I get cabal: The program alex is required but it could not be found. Error: some packages failed to install... Which is weird, because I HAVE alex installed! – drozzy May 8 '12 at 18:48

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