GHC build fails without alex

Peter Simons
09 Sep 2003 01:07:59 +0200

When building the current version of GHC from CVS without having alex
installed, the build tries to use "alex-inplace" instead, but
apparently the dependency that tells make(1) to build that executable
before using it is missing. I had to execute

    make ProjectsThatExist=alex

in the top level before the build of GHC itself would succeed. I
guess, this qualifies as a bug. :-)