ghc 6.8.3 build error with __DISCARD__ linking problem, please help!

Yu Di diyu60607 at
Thu Jul 24 22:33:54 EDT 2008

Hi, I am trying to build ghc 6.8.3 from source release, my currently installed version is ghc 6.4.2 (x86 linux binary release version), and I got:

/usr/local/ghc/bin/ghc -o ghc-pkg.bin -H16m -O -cpp -Wall -fno-warn-name-shadowing -fno-warn-unused-matches -DUSING_COMPAT -i../../compat -ignore-package Cabal  -Rghc-timing  -package unix    -L../../compat -lghccompat   Main.o Version.o CRT_noglob.o
Main.o: In function `__stginit_ZCMain':
ghc13533.hc:(.text+0x4): undefined reference to `__DISCARD__'
ghc13533.hc:(.text+0x9): undefined reference to `__DISCARD__'
Main.o: In function `__stginit_Main':
ghc13533.hc:(.text+0x18): undefined reference to `__DISCARD__'
ghc13533.hc:(.text+0x1d): undefined reference to `__DISCARD__'
Main.o: In function `__stginit_Main_':
ghc13533.hc:(.text+0x2c): undefined reference to `__DISCARD__'
Main.o:ghc13533.hc:(.text+0x3d): more undefined references to `__DISCARD__' follow
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
<<ghc: 13726704 bytes, 3 GCs, 105428/105428 avg/max bytes residency (1 samples), 15M in use, 0.00 INIT (0.00 elapsed), 0.01 MUT (1.98 elapsed), 0.01 GC (0.03 elapsed) :ghc>>

Do you know how I can fix this problem? My ghc and gcc versions are:

The Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System, version 6.4.2
gcc (GCC) 4.1.1 20060724 (prerelease) (4.1.1-4pclos2007)

(I also tried ghc 6.2.0 and gcc 3.3.6, but all combinations resulted in the same error message)


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