ANNOUNCE: GHC 6.8.1 Release Candidate

Ian Lynagh igloo at
Fri Sep 14 09:42:03 EDT 2007

Hi Philip,

Thanks for the report!

On Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 12:20:20PM +0200, Philip K.F. Hölzenspies wrote:
> holzensp at ewi1043:~/local/src/ghc-6.8.20070912> ./boot
> Booting .
> Booting libraries/base
> Booting libraries/directory

This is running "autoreconf" in libraries/directory

> /usr/share/aclocal/progsreiserfs.m4:13: warning: underquoted
> definition of AC_CHECK_LIBREISERFS
>   run info '(automake)Extending aclocal'
>   or see

autoreconf seems to be complaining about its own library files here. I
can't explain why you'd get this for directory but not for other
libraries. Do you have multiple versions of autoreconf installed (will
probably be part of an autoconf or autotools package, or similar)?
Is this problem repeatable?

> Booting libraries/old-time
> Booting libraries/process
> Booting libraries/readline
> Booting libraries/unix
> holzensp at ewi1043:~/local/src/ghc-6.8.20070912> ./configure && make
> [...]
> make[1]: *** No rule to make target `../includes/DerivedConstants.h', needed by `stage1/codeGen/CgProf.o'.  Stop.
> make[1]: Leaving directory
> `/local/holzensp/src/ghc-6.8.20070912/compiler'
> make: *** [stage1] Error 1

Earlier in the make process you should have something like:

== make boot -r --jobserver-fds=3,4 -j;
 in /home/ian/ghc/darcs/val/includes
Creating ghcautoconf.h...
Creating ghcplatform.h...
../utils/mkdependC/mkdependC -f .depend     -- -Werror -DTABLES_NEXT_TO_CODE -I. -I../rts    -- mkDerivedConstants.c
gcc -Werror -DTABLES_NEXT_TO_CODE -I. -I../rts    -c mkDerivedConstants.c -o mkDerivedConstants.o
gcc -o mkGHCConstants.o -Werror -DTABLES_NEXT_TO_CODE -I. -I../rts    -c mkDerivedConstants.c  -DGEN_HASKELL
gcc -o mkDerivedConstantsHdr -Werror -DTABLES_NEXT_TO_CODE -I. -I../rts       mkDerivedConstants.o
./mkDerivedConstantsHdr >DerivedConstants.h
gcc -o mkGHCConstants -Werror -DTABLES_NEXT_TO_CODE -I. -I../rts       mkGHCConstants.o
./mkGHCConstants >GHCConstants.h

which creates DerivedConstants.h. Did this give any errors or anything?
Can you check whether the file really does exist or not please?


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