Error building ghc on raspberry pi.

roconnor at roconnor at
Sun Jan 20 20:08:03 CET 2013

On Sun, 20 Jan 2013, Karel Gardas wrote:

> On 01/20/13 07:50 PM, roconnor at wrote:
>>>> Karel, maybe you should try deploying a binary-dist on your panda board?
>>> Sorry? What's "binary-dist"? And why I should do that? And what
>>> exactly do you mean by "deploying"? And on what OS? Ubuntu or Raspbian
>>> run in Ubuntu chroot?
>> What I'm suggesting is that if you want to try to reproduce my corrupt
>> setting file error and ammend your patch for including in GHC, you
>> should after making ghc-7.6.1 (or whatever version you are building) do a
>> make binary-dist # this will product a
>> ghc-7.6.1-arm-unknown-linux.tar.bz2 file
>> extract ghc-7.6.1-arm-unknown-linux.tar.bz2 in some temporary directory.
>> in that extracted directory run
>> ./configue --prefix=<some temporary directory>
>> make install
> Aha, I understand, but could you be so kind and first verify that the 
> settings file you do have inside your build tree is the same exactly like the 
> settings file distributed with your bin dist? If not, then make binary-dist 
> is somehow buggy. If yes, then the configure is buggy and its surprising 
> you've been able to build ghc at all...

both the settings and inplace/lib/settings are correct in my build tree. 
This suggests taht binary-dist is buggy.

> Sorry, I cannot test it here as my 7.6.1 build on ARM is already gone due to 
> hard-drive space constraints here as it freed space for GHC i386/x64 solaris 
> cross-compilation tests...
> Thanks,
> Karel

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