[Haskell-cafe] Simplest reference for how to build GHC head + get
it running w/ cabal/haskell-platform?
ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 20:45:10 EDT 2010
On 4 June 2010 00:57, Ryan Newton <newton at mit.edu> wrote:
> What's the easiest reference for how to build GHC head and get it up
> and running with cabal/haskell-platform?
> I simply installed 6.12 + haskell-platform then built ghc-6.13.xx and
> rebuilt only the packages I needed with "cabal install --reinstall".
> Perhaps this is not the recommended way.
You have to rebuild _everything_ with the new version of GHC.
> Indeed, something must be wrong because I can't build certain
> packages. (I have problems with "base" dependencies.) For example:
> $ cabal install QuickCheck
> Resolving dependencies...
> cabal: cannot configure QuickCheck-184.108.40.206. It requires base ==3.*
> For the dependency on base ==3.* there are these packages: base-220.127.116.11 and
> base-18.104.22.168. However none of them are available.
> base-22.214.171.124 was excluded because of the top level dependency base -any
> base-126.96.36.199 was excluded because of the top level dependency base -any
Looks like GHC-6.13 has dropped base-3 compatability; as such,
QuickCheck-1.x will not build as there is no variant that works with
Is there any particular reason why you're not using QuickCheck-2.y ?
Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com
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