Ticket #4054 (closed bug: wontfix)
Configure script for Linux binary does not check for libgmp
The "configure" script packaged with the binary distribution downloadable from GHC's web site does not seem to check for the existence of libgmp correctly. I tried this on a fresh Ubuntu system (64-bit 10.4), GHC (6.12.2, Linux 64-bit) configured and installed, but when trying to run GHCi I got a linker error. Installing libgmp solved the problem.