[Haskell] base libraries

Ian Lynagh igloo at earth.li
Fri Nov 24 12:17:59 EST 2006

On Fri, Nov 24, 2006 at 11:09:05AM +0000, Simon Marlow wrote:
> >
> >Since GHC is currently statically linked, the set of libs that are
> >required to build GHC need not be related to the set of libs that come
> >with GHC by default.
> Just one comment here: the set of packages required to build GHC is 
> actually very small: just unix (if  you're on Unix) and regex-compat.  The 
> set of packages required to build a stage 2 GHC is larger, but we include 
> all those in the source tree.
> Yes there's no reason that we actually have to *install* these packages 
> too, but it seems silly not to, since we just built them.  It would be more 
> trouble to arrange that we didn't install them, I guess.

Also, once we have dynamic libraries working we'll have to go back to
installing them again (or jump through some hoops), so it seems
shortsighted to go this route.


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