help understanding the validate_build_xhtml failure of ./validate for my CPP patch

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at
Fri Mar 28 05:07:30 UTC 2014

I figured it out!

theres a mini generated by distrib/ thats used
to setup the ghc settings file at install time! is my
current set of patches, though it needs some rebasing, cleanup, and code
review etcetc,

will update the (admittedly too long )  trac ticket with this info

On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 6:39 AM, Malcolm Wallace <malcolm.wallace at>wrote:

> On 23 Mar 2014, at 20:33, Carter Schonwald wrote:
> > Hey all, I'm trying to get my CPP_Setttings patch to validate,
> > and i'm trying to understand why my validate is failing. At this point
> im stumped and I really could  use some help!
> This looks like the key information:
> > Building xhtml-3000.2.1...
> > Preprocessing library xhtml-3000.2.1...
> > ghc: could not execute:
> Ghc is reporting that it could not execute "".  This suggests the
> commandline for external preprocessing is incorrectly formed.
> Regards,
>     Malcolm
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