package net question

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at
Thu May 11 03:47:44 EDT 2006

jur wrote:

> I've been building the head and in my adaptation i need package net.
> I added this to the SRC_HC_OPTS, which made at least the haskell  
> compile to hi/o.
> But when the ghc-6.5 compiler is built I get the complaint that ghc- 
> inplace does not
> have this package. Funny thing is that when I omit the -package net  
> option, it does compile.
> What is the cause of all this? Must I reconfigure and build? Is there  
> something else I am missing?
> I can imagine that it is determined from the SRC_HC_OPTS which  packages 
> must be built
> for ghc-inplace, but maybe there is a different reason.
> Note that I did not do a rebuild (and I would like to avoid  
> reconfiguring and building since it takes ages on my
> machine). And before I do it, it would be nice to know that this  solves 
> the not overly large problem.
> So, can anyone tell me?

I'm not sure I understand exactly what it is you want to do.

Package "net" is an old non-hierarchical package, the new one is called 

Do you want to use networking in GHC itself?  Or something else?

SRC_HC_OPTS is for options that are passed to all Haskell compilations 
in the tree.


More information about the Glasgow-haskell-users mailing list