[Haskell-cafe] Trouble installing ghc-6.10.1 on linux

Bit Connor bit at mutantlemon.com
Mon Nov 10 08:05:23 EST 2008

I'm trying to install ghc 6.10.1 on a machine with the crux distro.

libc version 2.3.6
gcc 4.0.3
linux version

First I tried the binary version ghc-6.10.1-i386-unknown-linux.tar.bz2
and I very quickly get this error:

$ ./configure
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
Which we'll further canonicalise into: i386-unknown-linux
checking for path to top of build tree... configure: error: cannot
determine current directory

Next I tried building the source version ghc-6.10.1-src.tar.bz2 using
ghc 6.6 that is already installed. configure works but make eventually
dies with:

Configuring ghc-6.10.1...
cabal-bin: At least the following dependencies are missing:
Cabal -any,
base <3,
filepath >=1 && <1.2,
haskell98 -any,
hpc -any,
template-haskell -any,
unix -any
make[2]: *** [boot.stage.2] Error 1

Any ideas?

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