[Haskell] Building from source

Simon Marlow simonmar at microsoft.com
Wed Oct 6 09:16:10 EDT 2004

On 06 October 2004 10:10, Christian Maeder wrote:

> after checking out fptools from cvs. The simple sequence
> $ autoreconf
> $ ./configure
> $ make
> failed in the directory hood, because the target boot is unknown
> there. Could/Should this be fixed?
> I know how to use mk/build.mk and the ProjectsToBuild variable. I
> don't need hood, but make still should not fail (after ./configure).
If you don't want to build hood, then remove it from the tree.  Did you
perhaps check out *everything*?  The right way is to check out fpconfig
first, and then each of the projects you're interested in separately,
eg. for GHC you would check out ghc, libraries, and hslibs.

The section on CVS in the building guide has more info:



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