Preparing a Registered hc-file-bundle (Was Bootstrapping withHCfiles)

Simon Marlow simonmar at
Wed Dec 14 04:49:17 EST 2005

On 14 December 2005 09:46, Simon Marlow wrote:

> On 13 December 2005 18:58, Andrew Walrond wrote:
>> Well, I gave it a blast anyway. All went well creating the hc files
>> until the last command: 
>>> 	$ make hc-file-bundle Project=Ghc
>> at which point it failed with
>> tar czf ghc-6.4.1-x86_64-unknown-linux-hc.tar.gz `cat hc-files-to-go`
>> tar: ghc-6.4.1/ghc/rts/AutoApply_thr.hc: Cannot stat: No such file
>> or directory tar: ghc-6.4.1/ghc/rts/AutoApply_thr_p.hc: Cannot stat:
>> No such file or directory tar: ghc-6.4.1/ghc/rts/AutoApply_debug.hc:
>> Cannot stat: No such file or directory tar: Error exit delayed from
>> previous errors 
>> make: *** [hc-file-bundle] Error 2
> Yes, these are harmless.  They are caused by the fact that
> AutoApply.cmm is auto-generated in several different ways
> (AutoApply_thr.cmm, AutoApply_debug.cmm etc.), and the .hc files for
> these are named AutoApply_thr.thr_hc, AutoAPply_debug.debug_hc, and
> so on.  The Makefile code for hc-bundle doesn't know about this
> special case. 
>> Googling suggests this might be harmless, so I tried bootstrapping on
>> the target machine using the created tarball, but that failed with
>> /bin/ld: cannot find -lghccompat
>> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
>> make[1]: *** [stage1/ghc-6.4.1] Error 1
>> make: *** [all] Error 1
>> make: Leaving directory
>> `/home/andrew/test/ghc/bs/target/ghc-6.4.1/ghc'
> Please send us a full log of the build.  libghccompat.a should be in
> ghc/lib/compat, and it should be built quite early on.

Actually, looking at ghc/Makefile, it is possible that ghc/lib isn't
getting built early enough.  Try changing:

  SUBDIRS = includes rts docs compiler lib utils driver


  SUBDIRS = includes rts lib docs compiler utils driver


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