[Hackage] #347: findProgramVersion fails with Debian's gcc

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Mon Sep 1 08:33:24 EDT 2008

#347: findProgramVersion fails with Debian's gcc
  Reporter:  ross           |        Owner:         
      Type:  defect         |       Status:  closed 
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:         
 Component:  Cabal library  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal         |   Resolution:  fixed  
  Keywords:                 |   Difficulty:  normal 
Ghcversion:  6.8.2          |     Platform:         
Changes (by duncan):

  * status:  new => closed
  * resolution:  => fixed


 Hopefully this patch fixed it:

 Sun Aug 31 15:01:45 PDT 2008  Duncan Coutts <duncan at haskell.org>
   * Use a hopefully more robust method of determining the gcc version

 We now call `gcc -dumpversion` rather than interpreting the output of `gcc
 --version`. I've checked `gcc -dumpversion` on all the platforms I have
 access to (including debian, ubuntu and solaris) and it produces
 consistent results.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/347#comment:1>
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