[Haskell] cannot compile ghc on Debian unstable

Wolfgang Jeltsch wolfgang at jeltsch.net
Sun Aug 28 10:14:26 EDT 2005

Am Sonntag, 28. August 2005 07:06 schrieb Michael Vanier:
> Right now, the Debian unstable package for GHC 6.4 won't install due to
> some conflict with libgmp3 (the package maintainer has been notified).

But the unstable package works with Debian stable. :-)

> tried to compile the sources from scratch but found out that GHC requires a
> previously-existing version of itself to compile.  I have hugs working
> fine, but configuring using --enable-hc-boot --with-hc=/usr/bin/hugs
> doesn't work (the configure completes but the compile fails very quickly).

/usr/bin/hugs is the interactive system.  So to use Hugs, you would have to 
use /usr/bin/runhugs.  But I'm rather sure that GHC cannot be compiled with 

> Has anyone managed to get this working?  I'm actually somewhat surprised
> that there isn't a bootstrap-from-gcc-only mode available like there is in
> ocaml; what are the issues?

There C files available which are machine-generated from the Haskell files.  
You probably have to download a different bundle.

> Thanks in advance,
> Mike

Best regards,

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