GHC static binaries with glibc-2.12?

Herbert Graeber herbert at
Mon Oct 11 09:24:30 EDT 2010

Am Freitag, 8. Oktober 2010, 04:23:48 schrieb Alexander Dunlap:
> I recently upgraded my Arch Linux system to glibc 2.12 and static
> binaries compiled with GHC 6.12.3 all fail with the message
> "mkTextEncoding: invalid argument (Invalid argument)". This did not
> happen with glibc 2.11. Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone
> have any advice for debugging it?

I had a similar problem with building ghc in the SUSE Build Service, but only 
for openSUSE 11.2 and 11.3 and not with a local build on my own machine. The 
solution was to require the openSUSE-package glibc-locale for build.

I don't know much about arch packaging, but maybe you have a similar problem 
and need to install an additional package which contains the files below 
/usr/share/locale, too.


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