GHC 9.2.7 on FreeBSD - HSC2HS_EXTRA issue
matthewtpickering at gmail.com
Tue Mar 21 13:28:14 UTC 2023
Thanks for your reports.
I have approved your account on gitlab now.
* The FreeBSD bindists are not officially created during the release
process. The ones you are using from ghcup are created (and
maintained) by the ghcup maintainers.
* Most linux bindists are created using the old make build system on
the 9.2.* series but it seems these bindists were not.
* We will gladly fix the bugs you report with the hsc2hs wrapper.
* Please open an issue for the problem with --target flag
On Mon, Mar 20, 2023 at 2:05 AM Martin Baulig via ghc-devs
<ghc-devs at haskell.org> wrote:
> I am a FreeBSD user, running FreeBSD 13.1 with Clang 13 and GCC 12.2, and still fairly new to the Haskell Platform.
> When I tried to upgrade a hobby project to Stackage's latest LTS 20.15, I realized that neither the GHC 9.2.6 nor
> the GHC 9.2.7 binary packages from GHCUP work anymore.
> There are two issues - and I wrote a detailed article about my investigation on Medium:
> The first one is a trivial one-line change - in hadrian/src/Rules/BinaryDist.hs, we need to change
> ( "HSC2HS_EXTRA=\"" <> unwords ccArgs <> unwords ldFlags <> "\""
> ( "HSC2HS_EXTRA=\"" <> unwords (ccArgs <> ldFlags) <> "\""
> Otherwise, this will break when both ccArgs and ldFlags are non-empty:
> HSC2HS_EXTRA="--cflag=--target=x86_64-portbld-freebsd--lflag=--target=x86_64-portbld-freebsd --lflag=-fuse-ld=lld"
> Unfortunately, this is not quite it just yet.
> The problem is that Clang supports the --target= argument, but GCC does not - and it looks like Cabal insists on always
> invoking hsc2hs with an explicit --cc= argument.
> Overriding that in ~/.cabal/config doesn't work either - because then Cabal passes "-pgmc /usr/bin/cc" to GHC, but no
> "-pgma" and GHC tries to invoke GCC for assembling with a Clang-only argument.
> I am a bit lost here now about what the correct path forward is, but would very much like to help fixing this problem,
> so I created an account on gitlab.haskell.org to report this issue, but got a message saying that it is awaiting admin
> approval. Looking a bit further in the documentation for new contributors, I saw a comment suggesting I should
> post on this mailing list and ask for approval. Could an admin please have a look at that? My user name is my last
> name in lowercase, baulig.
> Looking forward to hear back from you,
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