build system issues
duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Sun May 31 20:10:52 EDT 2009
On Mon, 2009-06-01 at 00:10 +0100, Ian Lynagh wrote:
> On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 03:28:47PM +0100, Claus Reinke wrote:
> > - the build fell over after a long time, when trying to run (note the unprotected spaces)
> > /cygdrive/c/Program Files/MiKTeX 2.7/miktex/bin/dblatex
> OK, I've now quoted most of the programs we run from make variables, so
> tools used when building GHC installed in paths containing spaces should
> work fine.
That's great. The main thing is that it means we don't have to worry
about the Haskell Platform installing ghc and other tools under the
Program Files directory.
> It might even be possible to build GHC in a directory containing spaces;
> we had to avoid using full paths, because make got confused by paths
> containing a colon (c:/...).
People actually building ghc have to tolerate reading some
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