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Re: ghc fails with HOME not set, fixing right now

On 25/03/2011 09:28, Christian Maeder wrote:
ghc should not fail if HOME is not set. It certainly cannot look up
local packages then, but ghc should work without those, too.

ghc is a compiler like gcc. Does gcc need HOME?

Does gcc have a package database? :-)

Of course, GHC should work without HOME set, it's just a bug. Please file a ticket.


Cheers Christian

Am 25.03.2011 08:26, schrieb Joachim Breitner:

new FTBFS coming up: ghc fails if HOME is not set, which is apparently
the case on some buildds. I’m now setting HOME to a dummy variable in
debian/rules and building it right now in a pbuilder (with HOME not

We’ll need to see if this affects the libraries as well. If that is the
case, it can be easily fixed in haskell-devscripts.


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