[Haskell-cafe] problems building ycr2js

Thomas Hartman tphyahoo at gmail.com
Sun Nov 25 10:46:49 EST 2007

I got through this hurdle following suggestions at


SHELL = /bin/bash at the top of the main makefile did not work, and I
did not bother going deeper down this route.

Rather I did sudo dpkg-reconfigure dash

and answered "no" when asked if sh should be dash. Thereafter, sh was bash.


I also had to rm -rf ghc and run make again; ((cd src/translator/js;
make clean) was not sufficient. (Something wrong with clean?)

So this got me past the sh mis-aliasing issue but I'm now having
problems on the final ghc make command.

What  is System.FilePath.Version_0_09 ?


thartman at none:~/haskell-installs/yhc-install/yhc/src/translator/js>ghc
--make   -i../../compiler98 -i../../libraries/core
-i../../libraries/general -i../../../depends/filepath
-i../../../depends/play -i../../../depends/uniplate ycr2js.hs -o

    Could not find module `System.FilePath.Version_0_09':
      Use -v to see a list of the files searched for.

thartman at none:~/haskell-installs/yhc-install/yhc/src/translator/js>ghc --version
The Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System, version 6.8.1
thartman at none:~/haskell-installs/yhc-install/yhc/src/translator/js>ghc-pkg
list | grep -i filepath
    filepath-, (ghc-6.8.1), haskell-src-,

2007/11/25, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH <allbery at ece.cmu.edu>:
> On Nov 25, 2007, at 9:45 , Thomas Hartman wrote:
> > Feisty devs suggest people fix the underlying problem, which is that
> > /bin/sh should not assume bash as default, but specify bash
> > explicitly. So I guess this is what should be done in the case of
> > building ycr2js; either that or make it dash compatible.
> They're correct.  I now know there is no point in even thinking about
> YHC on Solaris or FreeBSD because it knows that /bin/sh is always
> bash.  But then, portability is generally not considered a useful
> feature in the Linux world....
> --
> brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
> system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
> electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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