Rebuilding ghc

Judah Jacobson judah.jacobson at
Thu Jun 12 17:37:02 EDT 2008

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 1:58 PM, Dominic Steinitz
<dominic.steinitz at> wrote:
>>>> Configuring editline-0.2...
>>>> Setup: Version mismatch between ghc and ghc-pkg:
>>>> /home/dom/ghc/compiler/stage1/ghc-inplace is version 6.9.20080606
>>>> /home/dom/ghc/utils/ghc-pkg/ghc-pkg-inplace is version 6.9.20080612
>> From the above error, I suspect that you need to run "make distclean"
>> in the root of the source tree, then try building again.  (I usually
>> run that command every time before/after pulling from darcs.)
>> Let me know if that helps,
>> -Judah
> Ok but doesn't that rebuild everything not just the bits that have changed?

Correct.  Ideally, the makefiles would be able to detect any changes
after a pull, but in practice I've found that they get easily

Incidentally, if you haven't already, you can make each build much
faster by adding a mk/ file as in:


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