[Haskell-beginners] Re: question about show -- RWH chapter 5

7stud bbxx789_05ss at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 26 12:26:06 EDT 2009

7stud <bbxx789_05ss <at> yahoo.com> writes:
> 5) I read the INSTALL document in the ghc-6.8.2 folder.

This is what INSTALL says:

This is the INSTALL instructions for a binary distribution of GHC. For
more details on what on earth this package is up to, please consult

This distribution can be installed in a location of your choosing.

To set the ball rolling, run the configure script (as usual, run the
script with --help to see what options it supports).  eg. to set up
the package for installing in directory <my-dir>, use

	./configure --prefix=<my-dir>

The default installation directory is /usr/local.

The configure script will figure out what platform you're running on,
and a couple of other interesting pieces of trivia, which it will then
fill in the Makefile.in template to give you a real Makefile.  If
you're of a paranoid persuasion, you might want to take a look at this
Makefile to see if the information is correct.

Now run:

	make install 

(`make show-install-setup' prints the details of where the different
pieces of the bundle are heading when -- possibly helpful).

For more information, full GHC documentation is available from the
main GHC site:


Bug reports/suggestions for improvement to the installation
procedure/setup (as well as other GHC related troubles you're
experiencing, of course), gratefully received.  Bug reporting
instructions are here:


-- The GHC Team.

It didn't say anything about putting the ghc folder in /Library/Frameworks.

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