ghc fails with HOME not set, fixing right now

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Fri Mar 25 12:46:58 CET 2011

On 25/03/2011 09:28, Christian Maeder wrote:
> ghc should not fail if HOME is not set. It certainly cannot look up
> local packages then, but ghc should work without those, too.
> ghc is a compiler like gcc. Does gcc need HOME?

Does gcc have a package database? :-)

Of course, GHC should work without HOME set, it's just a bug.  Please 
file a ticket.


> Cheers Christian
> Am 25.03.2011 08:26, schrieb Joachim Breitner:
>> Hi,
>> new FTBFS coming up: ghc fails if HOME is not set, which is apparently
>> the case on some buildds. I’m now setting HOME to a dummy variable in
>> debian/rules and building it right now in a pbuilder (with HOME not
>> set...).
>> We’ll need to see if this affects the libraries as well. If that is the
>> case, it can be easily fixed in haskell-devscripts.
>> Greetings,
>> Joachim
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