magamig magamig - 6 months ago 15
Linux Question

GHCi - Haskell Compiler Error - /home/user/.ghci is owned by someone else, IGNORING

While trying to change the ~/.ghci file to my configurations this error appeared when I opened GHCi.

GHCi, version 7.6.3: http://www.haskell.org/ghc/ :? for help
Loading package ghc-prim ... linking ... done.
Loading package integer-gmp ... linking ... done.
Loading package base ... linking ... done.
*** WARNING: /home/user is writable by someone else, IGNORING!
WARNING: /home/user/.ghci is owned by someone else, IGNORING!


I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and GHCi 7.6.3. What can I do to solve this problem so that my confiurations work?

My settings are based on this reddit link: http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/144biy/pretty_output_in_ghci_howto_in_comments/

dom dom
Answer

Check that the owner of the directory is "user"

ls -lah /home

if it is owned by someone else, change the ownership:

sudo chown user:user -R /home/user

Edit: I noticed that root owns ~/.ghci so you must change it using sudo.

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