relocation R_X86_64_PC32 against undefined symbol (from Data.Array.Parallel) while building GHC in quickest flavour
I followed “First steps” section in Newcomers guide to build GHC from sources (got via git-clone) on Ubuntu 14.04 (amd64). During the last step (make) it comes to the error:
/usr/bin/ld: libraries/dph/dph-lifted-copy/dist-install/build/Data/Array/Parallel/Prelude/Bool.dyn_o: relocation R_X86_64_PC32 against undefined symbol `dphzmliftedzmcopyzm0zi8zi0zi1_DataziArrayziParallelziPreludeziBool_andPzuv_closure' can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC /usr/bin/ld: final link failed: Bad value collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
I tried to just the same under Lubuntu 13.04 (i386) and got just the same type of error on relocation (now for R_386_GOTOFF symbol) in the same module (Data.Array.Parallel).
The only substantial change I did to the manual is setting BuildFlavour = quickest instead of BuildFlavour = quick. And it seems to be the cause. The error disappears when switch to quick flavour.