source RPM ghc-6.0

Simon Marlow
Wed, 18 Jun 2003 13:25:07 +0100

> Is this a correct way to detect versions needed for the GHC=20
> installation?=20
>   more /etc/redhat-release
>   -->
>   Red Hat Linux release 7.3 (Valhalla)
>   ls /lib/libc* =20
>   -->
>   /lib/
>  ...=20

The binary distribution (not the RPM) is basically just a tarball.  It
does no checking that you have the right versions of things, so it is a
"use at your own risk".  The download instructions do say that it is
suitable for RedHat 7.2, though, so you might be ok with 7.3.

If you want to build from source, you can use the "nosrc" RPM.  This is
just like the source RPM, except that the source isn't included.  To
build it, you need to download the source too (your sysadmin should know
how to do this).