ANNOUNCE: GHC 6.10.1 beta

Ian Lynagh igloo at
Wed Sep 24 16:46:03 EDT 2008

Hi Paul,

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 09:09:03PM -0400, Paul Jarc wrote:
> I ran into some problems due to having gmp installed in an unusual
> place.  I passed --with-gmp-{includes,libraries} to ./configure, set
> $CPPFLAGS and $LDFLAGS for ./configure, and set the corresponding
> -optl, etc., flags in SRC_HC_OPTS and GHC_CC_OPTS in mk/
> With all that, the first problem I hit was with utils/pwd/pwd.
> ./configure builds it by calling ghc without any special flags, so the
> binary can't find at runtime.

I'm confused. If the bootstrapping GHC uses a gmp from a non-standard
directory, then that directory should be listed in the "library-dirs"
field of the rts package. You shouldn't need to tell GHC where it is
whenever you run GHC.


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