Problem building GHC

Simon Marlow simonmar at
Mon Jul 18 11:54:30 EDT 2005

On 18 July 2005 15:54, Dinko Tenev wrote:

> On 7/18/05, Simon Marlow <simonmar at> wrote:
>> You might be picking up the wrong version of ghc here.  My guess is
>> that the -ignore-package option is being interpreted as a -i flag by
>> an older version of GHC.
> Hm...I have 6.2.2 installed, which may qualify for being an "older
> version," but how is it being the "wrong" one?  Or are those options
> intended specifically for the ghc currently being built?  For that
> matter, does, by chance, the current snapshot require 6.4 to build?

You tried to compile a library file using the installed compiler, by
cut-and-pasting the command line issued by the build system that was
designed for the 6.4 compiler being built.  There's nothing particularly
strange here - the libraries are always built by the compiler in the
tree, so the build system can assume that it only has to create command
lines for that particular version of GHC.


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