[Haskell-cafe] Error building GHC 6.8.3: "version of ../../compiler/stage1/ghc-inplace could not be determined"

Ian Lynagh igloo at earth.li
Sun Oct 19 12:13:55 EDT 2008

Hi Devin,

On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 06:03:30PM -0700, Devin Mullins wrote:
> I'm trying to build 6.8.3 on Linux PowerPC, based on an old binary of
> 6.4 (latest build for this arch that I found). stage1 seems to have
> built, but from there, building libraries almost immediately fails:

You could unpack the Debian package of 6.8.2:

"ar -x foo.deb" and then "tar -zxf data.tar.gz" if I remember correctly.
You'll have to manually tweak the paths in package.conf and the shell
script wrappers, though.

Also, when building yourself, an unregisterised build is more likely to
work correctly on PPC/Linux:

> What's going wrong? How do I fix it? Is there a better mailing list to
> ask?

glasgow-haskell-users is a better list for this sort of question.


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