[Haskell-cafe] GHC7 build problem

Edward Z. Yang ezyang at MIT.EDU
Sun Jun 12 00:02:29 CEST 2011

It appears the build is still broken. Sorry! Please stand by, or roll
back the last set of commits.


Excerpts from Scott Lawrence's message of Sat Jun 11 12:44:18 -0400 2011:
> Trying to compile GHC7 from source (as the ubuntu repository is still on
> GHC6), I came across the following error in the final phase:
> libraries/base/GHC/ST.lhs:78:1:
>     You cannot SPECIALISE `forever'
>       because its definition has no INLINE/INLINABLE pragma
>       (or its defining module `Control.Monad' was compiled without -O)
> This was after:
>   git clone [...]
>   ./sync-all get
>   perl boot
>   ./configure
>   make
> Is there some problem with trying to build GHC7 on a machine with GHC6,
> or did I just get the build procedure wrong (the last line of the error
> looks like a hint that I did).

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