GHC HEAD now needs extra tools to build libffi?

Ben Gamari ben at
Sat Oct 14 22:41:09 UTC 2017

Joachim Breitner <mail at> writes:

> Hi,
> Am Dienstag, den 03.10.2017, 13:55 -0400 schrieb Thomas Jakway:
>> Anyone else getting linker errors?
>> /home/thomas/git/ghc-new/libraries/ghci/dist-install/build/libHSghci-8.3-ghc8.3.
>> error: undefined reference to 'ffi_type_uint64'
>> chmod +x                                                     inplace/bin/runghc
>> /home/thomas/git/ghc-new/libraries/ghci/dist-install/build/libHSghci-8.3-ghc8.3.
>> error: undefined reference to 'ffi_type_uint32'
> I can confirm these. Looks like is stuck on that
> problem.
Very odd. I don't understand why I'm not seeing this myself. Does
reverting e462b657daa003d365440afdad14c5756898b5e0 and
e515c7f37be97e1c2ccc497ddd0a730e63ddfa82 allow things to build?

If so I say we revert until we can figure out what is going on.


- Ben
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