Can't compile GHC 6.8.2

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Tue Nov 25 06:08:59 EST 2008

Barney Stratford wrote:
>> The workaround is almost certainly to build the RTS with -fasm.
> According to
> -fasm is the default option anyway, or am I missing something here?
> It looks like this is an issue with the way Apple's version of gcc
> works. The gmp people are complaining bitterly, saying not to use a Mac
> at all.

Do you have a link to something describing the problem?  I didn't turn up 
anything that looked directly relevant, only this:

which seems to suggest that problems can be worked around with flags to 
gcc.  We don't use -fno-pic.


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