Ticket #3075 (closed bug: fixed)
validation requires a tool that is not included in utils
|Reported by:||nr||Owned by:||igloo|
|Type of failure:||Difficulty:||Unknown|
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At present it is not possible to validate without HsColour?, but HsColour? is not included in utils. To make matters worse, HsColour? is not available through Debian, and even cabal, which could be used to install HsColour?, is not available through Debian. To require me to install Cabal to install HsColour? to validate changes made to GHC's back end is at least one too many levels of indirection. (I routinely build GHC on three different computers, and a fourth is not unheard of, so if the installation isn't easily supported by my existing Linux distros, I want no part of it.)
I'd like the validate/build process changed to reach one of two outcomes:
- It becomes permissible to validate without HsColour?, and this happens by default and automatically on systems where HsColour? is not present.
- HsColour? is included in utils, and the validate script automatically finds it there and builds it at need.
P.S. I am quite grateful for the earlier work that enables me to build the compiler without HsColour?. But I also want to be able to contribute changes.