Debian configuration issue that bears upon GHC
nr at eecs.harvard.edu
Mon Jan 28 23:54:14 EST 2008
> Norman Ramsey <nr at eecs.harvard.edu> writes:
> > The need for both autoconf *and* automake is clearly stated at
> > http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Building/Prerequisites
> > but it might be wise to have a Build-Depends on these packages in
> > debian/control. (Maybe it's there but I missed it.)
> It appears at first glance that the ghc6 package in Debian, at
> least, is a standard source distribution that does not modify any
> of the dependencies for the Autoconf and Automake generated
> files, so that Autoconf and Automake should not be required to
> build it.
A more careful reading of the wiki reveals that automake is needed
only by hapless losers who are building from bleeding-edge darcs sources.
That would be me (at least the darcs part).
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