Commit 1013f2bb authored by simonmar's avatar simonmar

[project @ 2005-02-14 17:00:31 by simonmar]

Be clearer about HC files: you need a set generated on the same
platform, not just similar hardware.
parent d8e8d85d
......@@ -3540,20 +3540,19 @@ $ make install</screen>
<para>Bootstrapping GHC on a system without GHC already
installed is achieved by taking the intermediate C files (known
as HC files) from a GHC compilation on a supported system to the
target machine, and compiling them using gcc to get a working
GHC.</para>
as HC files) from another GHC compilation, compiling them using gcc to
get a working GHC.</para>
<para><emphasis>NOTE: GHC versions 5.xx were hard to bootstrap
from C. We recommend using GHC 6.0.1 or
later.</emphasis></para>
<para>HC files are platform-dependent, so you have to get a set
that were generated on similar hardware. There may be some
supplied on the GHC download page, otherwise you'll have to
compile some up yourself, or start from
<emphasis>unregisterised</emphasis> HC files - see <xref
linkend="unregisterised-porting"/>.</para>
that were generated on <emphasis>the same platform</emphasis>. There
may be some supplied on the GHC download page, otherwise you'll have to
compile some up yourself, or start from
<emphasis>unregisterised</emphasis> HC files - see <xref
linkend="unregisterised-porting"/>.</para>
<para>The following steps should result in a working GHC build
with full libraries:</para>
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