[darcs-users] compiling darcs with ghc-6.4 failed

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Mon Mar 21 11:21:05 UTC 2005

> Hi!
> I'm trying to compile darcs because I don't use any standart
> distribution. So I got me ghc-6.4 and tried to run configure for darcs.
> It failed complaining that it can't figure out how to do OpenFd. After
> that I've downgraded to ghc-6.2.2 and everything worked fine.
> Is that a normal thing that each new version of Haskell compiler can't
> compile code written for older versions? Or is it some problem in the
> distributions of ghc that I'm using? (I had downloaded binaries for i386
> from ghc web-site)

It is usual for a small number of module APIs to change between compiler
version, as GHC compiler releases are accompanied with new releases of
the hierarchical libraries.

-- Don

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