Commit a2769f31 authored by simonmar's avatar simonmar
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[project @ 1999-07-06 15:19:41 by simonmar]

Re-jig some stuff in here so it doesn't look like you need so many
tools to build GHC.
parent cde3484c
......@@ -677,33 +677,15 @@ be less than 32 characters long.
<tag>GNU C (@gcc@):</tag>
<nidx>pre-supposed: GCC (GNU C compiler)</nidx>
<nidx>GCC (GNU C compiler), pre-supposed</nidx>
Version 2.7.2.x is known to work.
Versions 2.7.2.x, 2.8.1 and egcs 1.1.2 are known to work. Use other
versions at your own risk!
If your GCC dies with ``internal error'' on some GHC source file,
please let us know, so we can report it and get things improved.
(Exception: on @iX86@ boxes---you may need to fiddle with GHC's
@-monly-N-regs@ option; see the User's Guide)
<nidx/EGCS/ EGCS (the Enhanced GNU Compiler Suite) may or may not
work, we haven't tested it fully yet.
<tag>PVM version 3:</tag>
<nidx>pre-supposed: PVM3 (Parallel Virtual Machine)</nidx>
<nidx>PVM3 (Parallel Virtual Machine), pre-supposed</nidx>
PVM is the Parallel Virtual Machine on which Parallel Haskell programs
run. (You only need this if you plan to run Parallel Haskell.
Concurent Haskell, which runs concurrent threads on a uniprocessor
doesn't need it.) Underneath PVM, you can have (for example) a
network of workstations (slow) or a multiprocessor box (faster).
The current version of PVM is 3.3.11; we use 3.3.7. It is readily
available on the net; I think I got it from @research.att.com@, in
@netlib@.
A PVM installation is slightly quirky, but easy to do. Just follow
the @Readme@ instructions.
<tag>@xargs@ on Solaris2:</tag>
<nidx>xargs, presupposed (Solaris only)</nidx>
<nidx>Solaris: alternative xargs</nidx>
......@@ -725,34 +707,13 @@ library.
<nidx>pre-supposed: Autoconf</nidx>
<nidx>Autoconf, pre-supposed</nidx>
GNU Autoconf is used to build the @configure@ script from
@configure.in@ in a source distribution. If you modify
@configure.in@, you'll need @autoconf@ to regenerate @configure@.
<tag>@bash@ (Parallel Haskell only):</tag>
<nidx>bash, presupposed (Parallel Haskell only)</nidx>
Sadly, the @gr2ps@ script, used to convert ``parallelism profiles''
to PostScript, is written in Bash (GNU's Bourne Again shell).
This bug will be fixed (someday).
<tag>Flex:</tag>
<nidx>pre-supposed: flex</nidx>
<nidx>flex, pre-supposed</nidx>
This is a quite-a-bit-better-than-Lex lexer. Used to build GHC's
lexer, and a couple of utilities in @glafp-utils@. On our machines,
the version in @/bin@ doesn't work; you need the GNU version. Find
out by saying @flex --version@ (our current version is 2.5.4, but
maybe earlier ones will work). If it doesn't know about the
@--version@ flag, it ain't the right @flex@.
GNU Autoconf is needed if you intend to build from the CVS sources, it
is <em/not/ needed if you just intend to build a standard source
distribution.
<tag>Yacc:</tag>
<nidx>pre-supposed: non-worthless Yacc</nidx>
<nidx>Yacc, pre-supposed</nidx>
If you mess with the Haskell parser, you'll need a Yacc that can cope.
The unbundled @/usr/lang/yacc@ is OK; the GNU @bison@ is OK; Berkeley
yacc, @byacc@, is not OK.
Autoconf builds the @configure@ script from @configure.in@ and
@aclocal.m4@. If you modify either of these files, you'll need
Autoconf to rebuild @configure@.
<tag>@sed@</tag>
<nidx>pre-supposed: sed</nidx>
......@@ -763,7 +724,6 @@ build-configuration stuff needs it. GNU sed version 2.0.4 is no good!
It has a bug in it that is tickled by the build-configuration. 2.0.5
is ok. Others are probably ok too (assuming we don't create too
elaborate configure scripts..)
</descrip>
One @fptools@ project is worth a quick note at this point, because it
......@@ -771,6 +731,35 @@ is useful for all the others: @glafp-utils@ contains several utilities
which aren't particularly Glasgow-ish, but Occasionally Indispensable.
Like @lndir@ for creating symbolic link trees.
<sect1> Tools for building parallel GHC (GPH)
<label id="pre-supposed-gph-tools">
<p>
<descrip>
<tag>PVM version 3:</tag>
<nidx>pre-supposed: PVM3 (Parallel Virtual Machine)</nidx>
<nidx>PVM3 (Parallel Virtual Machine), pre-supposed</nidx>
PVM is the Parallel Virtual Machine on which Parallel Haskell programs
run. (You only need this if you plan to run Parallel Haskell.
Concurent Haskell, which runs concurrent threads on a uniprocessor
doesn't need it.) Underneath PVM, you can have (for example) a
network of workstations (slow) or a multiprocessor box (faster).
The current version of PVM is 3.3.11; we use 3.3.7. It is readily
available on the net; I think I got it from @research.att.com@, in
@netlib@.
A PVM installation is slightly quirky, but easy to do. Just follow
the @Readme@ instructions.
<tag>@bash@:</tag>
<nidx>bash, presupposed (Parallel Haskell only)</nidx>
Sadly, the @gr2ps@ script, used to convert ``parallelism profiles''
to PostScript, is written in Bash (GNU's Bourne Again shell).
This bug will be fixed (someday).
</descrip>
<sect1> Tools for building the Documentation
<label id="pre-supposed-doc-tools">
<p>
......@@ -800,6 +789,20 @@ documentation. We recomment teTeX, which includes just about
everything you need.
</descrip>
<sect1> Other useful tools
<label id="pre-supposed-other-tools">
<p>
<descrip>
<tag>Flex:</tag>
<nidx>pre-supposed: flex</nidx>
<nidx>flex, pre-supposed</nidx>
This is a quite-a-bit-better-than-Lex lexer. Used to build a couple
of utilities in @glafp-utils@. Depending on your operating system,
the supplied @lex@ may or may not work; you should get the GNU
version.
</descrip>
<sect>Building from source
<label id="sec:building-from-source">
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