Configuring in directories with spaces fails in ghc6.4

Simon Marlow simonmar at
Tue Feb 22 07:08:45 EST 2005

On 22 February 2005 12:05, Anders Höckersten wrote:

> It seems the ghc 6.4 release candidates' configure scripts fail if you
> run them in a directory structure containing a space. In my case,
> being in /home/chucky/My Downloads fails with:
> configure: creating ./config.status
> config.status: creating ghc.spec
> config.status: creating VERSION
> config.status: creating docs/users_guide/ug-book.xml
> config.status: creating mk/
> config.status: creating mk/
> ./configure: line 20341: cd: /home/chucky/My: No such file or
> directory 

Quite possibly.  No doubt we'd have to add a million quotes to the build system to fix this; it's not going to happen any time soon.  

"don't do that"


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