Commit b2543362 authored by Simon Marlow's avatar Simon Marlow

Some tweaks to the building from source section

parent 63fe109f
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Building & Installing
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For full information on building GHC, see the GHC Building Guide [3].
Here follows a summary - if you get into trouble, the Building Guide
has all the answers.
NB. you need GHC installed in order to build GHC, because the compiler
is itself written in Haskell. It is possible to build GHC using just
a C compiler, but we don't recommend this as the normal route. If you
*really* want to do it this way, then see the Building Guide (link
below).
*really* want to do it this way, then see the Building Guide.
You also need a few other tools installed: Happy [4], Alex [5], and
Haddock [6] (for building library documentation), and a good DocBook
XML toolchain if you want to build the compiler documentation.
If you're building from darcs sources (as opposed to a source
distribution) then you also need to install Happy [4] and Alex [5].
For building library documentation, you'll need Haddock [6]. To build
the compiler documentation, you need a good DocBook XML toolchain.
Quick start: the following gives you a default build:
......@@ -100,7 +105,6 @@ optimised and built in various ways (eg. profiling libs are built).
It can take a long time. To customise the build, see the file
HACKING.
For full information on building GHC, see the GHC Building Guide [3].
References
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