newbie: building ghc

Mark Greenbank mark.greenbank at
Wed Mar 15 17:22:06 EST 2006


Sorry for the newbie question ... I'm trying to build the compiler and I'm
getting the following error:

[root at quark ghc-6.4.1]# ./configure --prefix=/usr/pkg
checking build system type... i386-pc-solaris2.10
checking host system type... i386-pc-solaris2.10
checking target system type... i386-pc-solaris2.10
Canonicalised to: i386-unknown-solaris2
checking for path to top of build tree... /usr/pkg/src/ghc-6.4.1
checking for ghc... no
checking for nhc... no
checking for nhc98... no
checking for hbc... no
configure: error: GHC is required unless bootstrapping from .hc files.

Does this somehow mean that I need the compiler in order to build the

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