[Haskell-cafe] Re: problems installing ghc 6.6 with extralibs (bad interface file)

Paul Brown paulrbrown+haskell-cafe at gmail.com
Tue Feb 27 23:29:31 EST 2007

On 2/27/07, Seth Gordon <sethg at ropine.com> wrote:
> Thomas Hartman wrote:
> > Thanks. I incorporated these changes, and it cranks longer now before
> > failing. But still fails, now with a seg fault.
> According to conventional wisdom, when gcc segfaults on a big
> compilation job (e.g., the Linux kernel), it could be a sign of a
> transient memory error; gcc exercises the RAM so much that the error
> rate on a typical computer's memory chips can have a practical effect.

I believe that you're probably correct in this case: I was able to get
ghc 6.6 + optional packages built on a linode virtual host (guessing
from the original poster's prompt) but only after expanding the amount
of memory available.

-- Paul

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