ANNOUNCE: GHC 7.2.1 Release Candidate 1

Manuel M T Chakravarty chak at
Tue Aug 9 02:52:39 CEST 2011

Ian Lynagh:
> On Mon, Aug 08, 2011 at 11:20:18PM +1000, Manuel M T Chakravarty wrote:
>> Ian Lynagh:
>> You are right that the bindists use the default gcc (i.e., the one with the LLVM backend).  That is ok, though, as GHC supplies the stack unwinding linker option.
> Do you really mean the bindists (i.e. the .tar.bz2 files), rather than
> the installers (.pkg)?

Yes, I mean the tar.bz2 file.  When I unpack it on Lion and run ./configure, configure picks '/usr/bin/gcc' and not '/usr/bin/gcc-4.2' as the C compiler.  (I can force it to use gcc-4.2 with '--with-gcc=/usr/bin/gcc-4.2'.)


P.S.: The .pkg package uses a bindist internally. (At least, that was how my original implementation of the packaging worked.)  So, the two should usually behave the same.

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