[Haskell-cafe] downloading GHC

Ketil Malde ketil at malde.org
Fri Oct 15 14:54:24 EDT 2010

Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> writes:

> Linux users don't have easy binary installers, usually.

Speaking about which - this is made a lot more difficult than it need be
due to the way libc doesn't work with statically linked executables.
Basically, it seems to manually load hardwired dynamic libraries for
various functionality that you typically *don't* want in your compiler
(nsswitch and whatnot).

Perhaps there's a stripped down libc that ghc could link with that
avoids this?  Or some other solution to this.

If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants

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