GHC 6.8.3's source is unusable?

Magicloud magicloud.magiclouds at
Sun Sep 21 22:19:00 EDT 2008

    I want to compile ghc on my office box, which does not have any 
binary ghc exist.
    So I followed, "Porting GHC 
to a new platform" section. Well, this was what I got: (On target)
$ ./configure --enable-hc-boot --enable-hc-boot-unregisterised
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target sytem type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
Canonicalised to: i386-unknown-linux
checking for ghc... no
checking for ghc-pkg matching... no
checking for ghc-pkg... no
checking whether ghc has readline package... no
checking for nhc... no
checking for nhc98... no
checking for hbc... no
checking for ld... /usr/bin/ld
checking for path to top of build tree... ./configure: line 2660: -v0: 
command not found
./configure: line 2664: utils/pwd/pwd: No such file or directory
configure: error: cannot determine current directory
    What does this mean!

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