Commit 1013f2bb authored by simonmar's avatar simonmar
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[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> ...@@ -3540,20 +3540,19 @@ $ make install</screen>
<para>Bootstrapping GHC on a system without GHC already <para>Bootstrapping GHC on a system without GHC already
installed is achieved by taking the intermediate C files (known installed is achieved by taking the intermediate C files (known
as HC files) from a GHC compilation on a supported system to the as HC files) from another GHC compilation, compiling them using gcc to
target machine, and compiling them using gcc to get a working get a working GHC.</para>
GHC.</para>
<para><emphasis>NOTE: GHC versions 5.xx were hard to bootstrap <para><emphasis>NOTE: GHC versions 5.xx were hard to bootstrap
from C. We recommend using GHC 6.0.1 or from C. We recommend using GHC 6.0.1 or
later.</emphasis></para> later.</emphasis></para>
<para>HC files are platform-dependent, so you have to get a set <para>HC files are platform-dependent, so you have to get a set
that were generated on similar hardware. There may be some that were generated on <emphasis>the same platform</emphasis>. There
supplied on the GHC download page, otherwise you'll have to may be some supplied on the GHC download page, otherwise you'll have to
compile some up yourself, or start from compile some up yourself, or start from
<emphasis>unregisterised</emphasis> HC files - see <xref <emphasis>unregisterised</emphasis> HC files - see <xref
linkend="unregisterised-porting"/>.</para> linkend="unregisterised-porting"/>.</para>
<para>The following steps should result in a working GHC build <para>The following steps should result in a working GHC build
with full libraries:</para> with full libraries:</para>
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