7.8 Release Update

Simon Marlow marlowsd at gmail.com
Mon Sep 9 20:11:38 UTC 2013

On 09/09/13 08:14, Edward Z. Yang wrote:
> Excerpts from Kazu Yamamoto (山本和彦)'s message of Sun Sep 08 19:36:19 -0700 2013:
>> ----
>> % make show VALUE=GhcLibWays
>> make -r --no-print-directory -f ghc.mk show
>> GhcLibWays="v p dyn"
>> ----
> Yes, it looks like you are missing p_dyn from this list. I think
> this is a bug in the build system.  When I look at ghc.mk
> it only verifies that the p way is present, not p_dyn; and I don't
> see any knobs which turn on p_dyn.
> However, I must admit to being a little confused; didn't we abandon
> dynamic by default and switch to only using dynamic for GHCi (in which
> case the profiling libraries ought not to matter)?

I think Kazu is saying that when he builds something with profiling 
using cabal-install, it fails because cabal-install tries to build a 
dynamic version too.  We don't want dyanmic/profiled libraries (there's 
no point, you can't load them into GHCi).  Perhaps this is something 
that needs fixing in cabal-install?


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