bundled libraries in ghc

Jens Petersen petersen at fedoraproject.org
Wed Sep 4 09:37:02 CEST 2013

On 3 September 2013 23:11, Stephen Paul Weber <singpolyma at singpolyma.net>wrote:

> Somebody claiming to be Jens Petersen wrote:
>> The libraries in question here are haskeline, terminfo, and xhtml.
> Are those libraries needed by GHCI?

libdir/bin/ghc is linked to haskeline and terminfo.
ghc-pkg is also linked to terminfo.
haddock links to xhtml.

>  Could we just statically link those ones into GHC?

Not really - that is what was done before ghc-7.7 as I was trying to allude
to in my mail.
For Fedora it is still an bundled library whether it is statically or
dynamically linked.

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