patch applied (ghc): Use update-alternatives for handling
generic tool names
Malcolm.Wallace at cs.york.ac.uk
Fri Mar 16 07:40:57 EDT 2007
Sven Panne <sven.panne at aedion.de> wrote:
> OK, now I remember. :-) Hmmm, that seems to indicate that splitting
> off at least cpphs from the Hugs/nhc98 distributions is the right
> way. And because of a similar reasoning, hsc2hs should not be
> distributed with nhc98.
But the very reason that cpphs and hsc2hs are distributed with hugs and
nhc98 is for bootstrapping. If you don't already have a Haskell
compiler on your machine, then you can't install cpphs or hsc2hs. But
conversely, you can't install either of these compilers without them.
Let's not go the route of requiring a working ghc before you can install
any other compiler.
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