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Sigu Magwa
Sigu Magwa

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Installing elm on arch linux

Install elm through npm as a global as instructed in Official Guides

$ npm i -g elm

At this point if you try invoke the elm-repl you are probably going to get the error as shown below

○ → elm-repl
/home/sigu/.nvm/versions/node/v8.6.0/lib/node_modules/elm/Elm-Platform/0.18.0/.cabal-sandbox/bin/elm-repl: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

To work around this in arch Linux you need to link the libncurses library to the required library as shown below.

$ cd /usr/lib
$ sudo ln -s

Now doing elm-repl will work as expected

Top comments (2)

stevensonmt profile image

Just to update, I had to use:
sudo ln -s

The libncurses version seems to have gone up to 6.1 but just leaving it without the decimal seems to have worked for me.

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Tobias Barth

Thank you very much!