GHC-6.12.1: broken configure

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Wed Dec 23 16:49:40 EST 2009

On 22/12/09 12:59, Jens Petersen wrote:
> 2009/12/19 Kirill A. Shutemov<kirill at>:
>> I want to build ghc for i586-alt-linux-gnu.
> Why? :)
>> Why do not use config.guess to guess correct host/target/build
>> instead of reinvent wheel?
> While I sympathize (I gave up long ago trying to use  host/target/build
> with ghc - we use them by default in Fedora) - I guess the short answer
> is something like cross-compiling is not supported or the effort
> to support host/target/build is more than the win?  But those
> are just my assumptions - I leave a real answer to a ghc buildsystem
> expert.
> If you really want a fix searching trac and opening a ticket would be
> more effective probably.

I personally think we should revert to using the standard config.guess 
and normalising the result as we used to.  It was changed due to this:

so we should find another way around that.


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