[Hackage] #896: cabal install cabal-install fails if gcc not in /Developer/usr/bin/gcc

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Sun Oct 23 14:54:07 CEST 2011

#896: cabal install cabal-install fails if gcc not in /Developer/usr/bin/gcc
  Reporter:  jeremyw.sherman     |        Owner:         
      Type:  defect              |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  normal              |    Milestone:         
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal              |     Keywords:         
Difficulty:  unknown             |   Ghcversion:         
  Platform:  Mac OS              |  

Comment(by duncan):

 Hmm. Vanilla cabal just looks for gcc on the $PATH. It's plausible this is
 a customisation by the OSX Haskell Platform package, but if so I wasn't
 aware and I can't see how it's doing it. You're sure the file
 /Developer/usr/bin/gcc does not exist? It's odd since if one used --with-
 gcc=/Developer/usr/bin/gcc then it checks if it exists before it gets
 round to actually executing it, so we'd get a different error message.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/896#comment:1>
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