Fail to compile ghc-6.2 on a Sun/Sparc

Simon Marlow simonmar at
Thu Jan 15 11:10:47 EST 2004

> There is the following version installed. The version seems to 
> be greater than that versionnumber that is needed.
> While I'm waiting I'll compile the gnu-gcc...
> bash-2.05$ gcc --version
> gcc (GCC) 3.2.1
> Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. 
>  There is NO
> warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A 

GCC versions later than 3.x have a bug which affects code generation on
Sparc and other (non-x86) architectures.  This is most likely the cause
of your crash. Please install GCC 2.95.


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