Dynamic libraries by default and GHC 7.8

Ian Lynagh ian at well-typed.com
Wed Nov 28 13:39:06 CET 2012

On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 12:28:31AM +0100, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> here comes the obligatory butting in by the Debian Haskell Group:
> Given the current sensitivity of the ABI hashes we really do not want to
> have Programs written in Haskell have a runtime dependency on all the
> included Haskell libraries. So I believe we should still link Haskell
> programs statically in Debian.

Note that you'll have to link ghc dynamically or ghci won't work. This
won't cause dependency problems, though, as ghc comes with all the
libraries that it needs.


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