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

Thomas Hartman tphyahoo at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 04:50:10 EST 2007

Indeed, memory was the issue.

By the way, serendipitiously, linode.com spontaneously upgraded all
virtual root boxen to 256M ram for free right around the time I ran
into this, which solved the problem.

so, if anyone would like to try haskell in a hosted environment, I can
now heartily recommend them :)

2007/2/28, Paul Brown <paulrbrown+haskell-cafe at gmail.com>:
> 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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