Building GHC

Ian Lynagh igloo at
Fri May 16 17:13:20 EDT 2008

Hi Dominic,

On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 07:09:39PM +0100, Dominic Steinitz wrote:
> When I look at the instructions

That's talking about the sources of a release, from a page like

> they say the distribution is split in two but when I look at
> it seems to be split in three
> ghc-HEAD-2007-12-16-..> 16-Dec-2007 14:25  102M
> ghc-HEAD-2007-12-16-..> 16-Dec-2007 14:20   92M
> ghc-HEAD-2007-12-16-..> 16-Dec-2007 14:12   57M

These are darcs source snapshots. The filenames are


The first includes all of the second, which in turn includes all of the

> I'm assuming I unpack these on top of each other but I'd be grateful if
> someone could confirm this.

No, you only want one of them - probably the first one.
I don't think it includes the most recent library split, so you'll need
to ./darcs-all get after untarring it.


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