problems compiling ghc-5.00.2 on Solaris 2.6

Akop Pogosian akopps@CSUA.Berkeley.EDU
Tue, 28 Aug 2001 12:16:32 -0700 (PDT)

I am trying to build ghc-5.00.2 on one of our systems by a user
request. I have successfully compiled ghc-4.08.2. Now I am trying to
build ghc-5.00.2 but compilation fails in the following way after I
issue the following commands:

MAKE=gmake ./configure --prefix=/local/sol/2.6/depot/ghc-5.00.2
<works fine>
../../../../glafp-utils/mkdependC/mkdependC -f .depend     -- -O -Wall
-DCOMPILING_STDLIB -I../../../includes -I../../../rts    --
closeFile.c echoAux.c errno.c fileEOF.c fileGetc.c fileLookAhead.c
fileObject.c filePosn.c filePutc.c fileSize.c flushFile.c freeFile.c
getBufferMode.c getCPUTime.c getLock.c inputReady.c openFile.c
progargs.c readFile.c seekFile.c setBinaryMode.c setBuffering.c
system.c tcSetAttr.c writeError.c writeFile.c
===fptools== Finished making `boot' in cbits ...
PWD = /home/src/akopps/ghc-5.00.2/ghc/lib/std
../../../ghc/utils/hsc2hs/hsc2hs-inplace Directory.hsc /home/src/akopps/ghc-5.00.2/ghc/utils/hsc2hs/hsc2hs-bin:
fatal: open failed: No such file or directory
gmake[3]: *** [Directory.hs] Error 137
gmake[2]: *** [boot] Error 1
gmake[1]: *** [boot] Error 1
gmake[1]: Leaving directory `/home/src/akopps/ghc-5.00.2/ghc'
gmake: *** [all] Error 1

hsc2hs-bin does not work because the system can't find ncurses
although ncurses is installed. Our convention is to install all
third-party software is /opt/local. Ncurses is present in
/opt/local/lib but the runtime linker can't find it. I could solve
this problem by adding /opt/local/lib to LD_LIBRARY_PATH but I'd
rather not do that. I prefer to compile programs in such was that they
find the needed libraries on their own. I use ld's -R flag to
accomplish that. However, I don't know how to do it in the case of
hsc2hs-bin.  Does anyone know how to build ghc in such way that the
binaries can find the libaries on their own without needing to use