[Haskell-cafe] Installing Ghc 7.8 - ghc-split missing

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Sun Feb 9 12:28:23 UTC 2014

I've put together an experimental package of Ghc 7.8 for ArchLinux.
It's pulling the sources from git (the branch ghc-7.8 from
git.haskell.org) and it basically performs the following steps to
build and install:

    ./sync-all -r git://git.haskell.org get -b ghc-7.8
    ./configure --prefix=/usr
    make -j 5
    make DESTDIR=<the packaging dir> install

The build and install completes successfully, and some trivial tests
work (compiling hello-world, playing a bit with ghci, that sort of
thing).  However, compiling mtl fails, with this message:

    Configuring mtl-2.1.2...
    Building mtl-2.1.2...
    Preprocessing library mtl-2.1.2...
    [ 1 of 21] Compiling Control.Monad.Writer.Class ( Control/Monad/Writer/Class.hs, dist/build/Control/Monad/Writer/Class.o )
    ghc: could not execute: /usr/lib/ghc-

And indeed, ghc-split is not installed using `make install`.  Is this
a known bug?


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