validate failure on Mac OSX for ghc head (validate fails with clang)

Ben Gamari ben at
Thu Dec 28 18:26:17 UTC 2017

Carter Schonwald <carter.schonwald at> writes:

> digging around in it looks like i need to set CC_STAGE0 env
> variable to my desired CC :)
> hope this helps other folks... but it definiely seems like the current
> logic for CC_STAGE0 is more brittle than for CC
Indeed, I've realized over the last few weeks in attempts to
cross-compile GHC that our configure script is a bit... let's say
peculiar in several respects.

Do record your findings on the Wiki. They will be much easier to find
there than buried on ghc-devs.


- Ben
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