GHC 7.2.2 Distribution.Simple.Program.Ar

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Fri May 18 23:37:12 CEST 2012

On 18 May 2012 22:03, Joe Buehler <aspam at> wrote:
> Duncan Coutts wrote:
>> I'm very surprised it's not working on some version of Red Hat. This
>> has worked on many varieties of linux for many years. You don't have
>> some non-standard ar installed do you? What version of gnu binutils?
>> (ar -V)
> No, it's the RHES ar program.
> # rpm -qf /usr/bin/ar
> binutils-
> A CentOS 6 box works fine, so this may be a bug in RHES 3.
> The installed binutils is the latest for RHES 3.  Locally compiled
> versions of binutils have the same bug, so perhaps there is a bug
> elsewhere in the system.  For example, I do not have the very latest C
> library.

As a local workaround you can of course hack your Cabal library
sources and reinstall the lib. Until we work out what's going on I'm a
bit reluctant to chage the upstream version since that has been tested
on so many systems (Linuxes, BSDs, other unixes).


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