Installing ghc-7.8.3 OS X bindist fails on Xcode 4 CLI-only machine

Christiaan Baaij christiaan.baaij at
Mon Jul 14 16:54:34 UTC 2014

Thanks, the work-around did the trick.

On 14 July 2014 16:34, Mark Lentczner <mark.lentczner at> wrote:

> Yes - this is a known problem in GHC (#9257
> <>)
> The problem is that there is one gcc invocation in the "make install" step
> (!) and that the clang/gcc detection isn't applied at bindist configuire
> time. Hence, that gcc invocation is based on the compiler of the machine
> that built the bindist (clang), not the compiler of the machine it is being
> installed on (gcc).
> Note that this doesn't affect the installed GHC system: The compiler
> detection at bindist configure time *is* applied to the ghc tree it
> installs, just not the bindist make itself!
> Work around is very easy:
> make install CC_CLANG_BACKEND=0
> - Mark
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