Building the add-ons in libraries/...

Sven Panne Sven.Panne at
Thu Nov 4 14:08:03 EST 2004

Peter Simons wrote:
> The CVS version of the libraries tree comes with all kinds
> of neat and dangerously unstable code I'd like to use,
> particularly the "arrows" subdirectory. Now I wonder: Is
> there some "" magic I could perform to tell GHC to
> build these libraries as part of my normal build? So that I
> get them (and the documentation) installed automatically
> when I rebuild GHC? [...]

No, there isn't, but modifying libraries/Makefile should be easy (see the SUBDIRS
handling there). I'm not sure about the current status of the arrows package. Ross?

>   ==fptools== make all -wr;
>    in /usr/local/src/ghc-current/happy/doc
>   ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>   rm -f -rf happy/
>   /usr/bin/xsltproc --stringparam base.dir happy/ \
>               --stringparam 1 \
>               --stringparam html.stylesheet fptools.css \
>               --stringparam toc.section.depth 3 --stringparam section.autolabel 1 \
>               --stringparam section.label.includes.component.label 1   \
>               /html/chunk.xsl happy.xml
>   warning: failed to load external entity "/html/chunk.xsl"
>   cannot parse /html/chunk.xsl
>   make[2]: *** [happy/index.html] Error 4
>   make[1]: *** [all] Error 1
>   make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/ghc-current/happy'
>   make: *** [/usr/local/src/ghc-current/happy/src/happy-inplace] Error 2
>   make: *** Deleting file `/usr/local/src/ghc-current/happy/src/happy-inplace'
> Looks like there is a definition path missing somewhere.

It looks like configure hasn't found a DocBook XSL directory on your machine.
Could you provide us with a little bit more information, please (log of the
configure run, config.log, platform, ...)?

What's a little bit funny is that "make all" is trying to build documentation,
this is normally not the case. What's in your


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