Commit 9871e847 authored by Ian Lynagh's avatar Ian Lynagh

More README updates

parent 383e7145
......@@ -68,15 +68,15 @@ 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.
is itself written in Haskell. For instructions on how to port GHC to a
new platform, see the Building Guide.
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.
the compiler documentation, you need a good DocBook XML toolchain and
Quick start: the following gives you a default build:
......@@ -89,16 +89,6 @@ The "sh boot" step is only necessary if this is a tree checked out
from darcs. For source distributions downloaded from GHC's web site,
this step has already been performed.
If you want the documentation too then use these commands instead:
$ echo "XMLDocWays = html" > mk/
$ echo "HADDOCK_DOCS = YES" >> mk/
$ sh boot
$ ./configure
$ make
$ make install
$ make install-docs
These steps give you the default build, which includes everything
optimised and built in various ways (eg. profiling libs are built).
It can take a long time. To customise the build, see the file
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