Can't compile GHC 6.8.2

Barney Stratford barney_stratford at
Mon Nov 24 17:15:53 EST 2008

There's good news and bad news. The good news is that the compilation of
my shiny almost-new GHC is complete. The bad news is, it won't link.
It's grumbling about 

has external relocation entries in non-writable section (__TEXT,__text)
for symbols:

Looking through the archives, it seems like this is an old favourite bug
rearing its ugly head again. The suggested remedy of commenting out the
line reading "SRC_HC_OPTS += -fvia-C" in the Makefile won't work, as
that line isn't there anyway. The manpage for ld has an option
"-read_only_relocs warning" that looks like it might suppress this
problem, but I don't fully understand what it's doing.

What would you suggest?


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