[Haskell-cafe] Crazy idea, building ghc with cabal?

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 23:48:38 CET 2010

On 30 November 2010 03:46, Joris Putcuyps <joris.putcuyps at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello
> Could it be done and would it be interesting, building 'ghc' using
> cabal?
>  * 'lhc' does it
>  * Use 'cabal-rpm' and 'cabal2arch' to create packages for linux
>   distributions
>  * As ordinary user, install specific versions in your home
>   directory.
>   cabal install ghc => $HOME/.cabal/bin/ghc
>  * Get base packages as a dependency.

... except we then have a chicken and egg problem: GHC is built with
Cabal, which needs a Haskell compiler/implementation, etc. ;-)

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com

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