ANNOUNCE: GHC 7.8.1 Release Candidate 1

Ryan Newton rrnewton at
Wed Feb 5 14:26:00 UTC 2014

I had some similar problems and had to fiddle with my DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH so
that ghc-related executables would see the libffi.dylib that comes with GHC
before any of my system-wide installed libffi.dylib.

Why the permissive @rpath link for libffi.dylib if the GHC executables are
supposed to come with their own?

On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 8:15 AM, Barney Stratford <
barney_stratford at> wrote:

> I've been attempting to build under Mac OS X Mavericks and have run into
> some problems. My iconv and gmp are installed in non-standard locations
> using Fink. When configuring
> get:
> barneys-imac:ghc-7.8.20140130 bjs$ ./configure
> --prefix=/Users/bjs/Desktop/ghc --with-iconv-includes=/sw/include
> --with-gmp-includes=/sw/include --with-iconv-libraries=/sw/lib
> --with-gmp-libraries=/sw/lib
> configure: WARNING: unrecognized options: --with-iconv-includes,
> --with-iconv-libraries
> and then the installed executable can't itself build ghc from source
> because of the missing iconv libraries. I noticed that ./configure --help
> doesn't mention --with-iconv-* in the Mavericks install files but it does
> in the source build.
> Any ideas?
> Cheers,
> Barney.
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