installing current binary distribution

Simon Marlow simonmar at
Fri Feb 4 08:40:27 EST 2005

On 04 February 2005 12:23, Christian Maeder wrote:

> I've installed ghc-6.3.20050202-i386-unknown-linux.tar.bz2 only to
> find out that gcc-3.4.1 seems to be hard-wired into this ghc:
> ghc-6.3.20050202: could not execute: gcc-3.4.1
> Why is this so. Do I need to install from sources? My current gcc
> version is:
> gcc (GCC) 3.3.1 (SuSE Linux)

This is because we currently configure the nightly builds to use
gcc-3.4.1, and unfortunately that gets baked into the GHC binary.  You
can compile from source to get around this.  The STABLE snapshots don't
have this problem.


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