build woes

Simon Peyton-Jones simonpj at
Fri Jun 7 18:08:11 CEST 2013

Yes, that worked, thanks

-----Original Message-----
From: ghc-devs-bounces at [mailto:ghc-devs-bounces at] On Behalf Of Geoffrey Mainland
Sent: 07 June 2013 09:10
To: ghc-devs at
Subject: Re: build woes

On 06/07/2013 08:54 AM, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
> Ian
 > Following yesterday's problem I deleted  > /home/simonpj/.ghc/x86_64-linux-7.7/package.conf.d/package.cache
 > But now 'sh validate' gives this (below), complaining that the file I deleted doesn't exist!
 > But it wouldn't exist on a clean machine, would it.  I'm very confused.
 > Thanks
 > Simon
 > "inplace/bin/ghc-cabal" configure libraries/ghc-prim dist-install "" 
--flag=include-ghc-prim --disable-library-for-ghci --enable-library-vanilla --disable-library-profiling --enable-shared --with-hscolour="/home/simonmar/fp/bin/x86_64-unknown-linux/HsColour" 
--configure-option=CFLAGS="-Wall -fno-stack-protector -Werror=unused-but-set-variable -Wno-error=inline" 
--configure-option=LDFLAGS=" -Wl,--hash-size=31 
-Wl,--reduce-memory-overheads  " --configure-option=CPPFLAGS="   " 
--with-gcc="/usr/bin/gcc" --with-ld="/usr/bin/ld" 
--configure-option=--with-cc="/usr/bin/gcc" --with-ar="/usr/bin/ar" 
--with-ranlib="true" --with-alex="/home/simonpj/.cabal/bin/alex" 
 > Configuring ghc-prim-
 > /home/simonpj/.ghc/x86_64-linux-7.7/package.conf.d/package.cache: 
openBinaryFile: does not exist (No such file or directory)  > make[1]: *** [libraries/ghc-prim/dist-install/] Error 1  > make: *** [all] Error 2  > simonpj at cam-05-unx:~/5builds/HEAD-1$
 > Microsoft Research Limited (company number 03369488) is registered in England and Wales  > Registered office is at 21 Station Road, Cambridge, CB1 2FB

/home/simonpj/.ghc/x86_64-linux-7.7/package.conf.d wouldn't exist on a clean machine either. Perhaps the existence of /home/simonpj/.ghc/x86_64-linux-7.7/package.conf.d leads GHC to expect /home/simonpj/.ghc/x86_64-linux-7.7/package.conf.d/package.cache to exist.

I'm sure if you blow away /home/simonpj/.ghc/x86_64-linux-7.7 all will be well.


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