make binary-dist on Solaris 10.

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at
Mon Feb 10 07:46:39 UTC 2014

could be worth throwing a ticket on track for this.

Likewise, for the patches your hacking out, could you also put them on trac
TOO? Hard to make sure core ghc devs can keep track of those patches
otherwise (let along have a centralized log of the discussion)

On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 2:32 AM, Karel Gardas <karel.gardas at>wrote:

> Folks,
> I'm trying to kind of resurrect Solaris 10 support. Got to `make
> binary-dist' already but now this fails with:
> cd bindistprep && "/usr/sfw/bin/gtar" hcf - -T ../bindist-list | bzip2 -c
> > ../bindistprep/ghc-7.8.20140130-i386-unknown-solaris2.tar.bz2
> /usr/sfw/bin/gtar: ghc-7.8.20140130/compiler/stage2/doc: Cannot stat: No
> such file or directory
> /usr/sfw/bin/gtar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
> mv bindistprep/*.tar.bz2 .
> I'd just like to ask here, any idea what tool is responsible for
> generating this doc content in compiler's stage2 dir? My idea is that some
> tool(s) is missing on Solaris 10, configure detects this, general build is
> fine then, but bindist counts with the `doc' dir populated. So just let me
> know into what direction I shall look...
> Thanks!
> Karel
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