Ticket #482 (closed bug: wontfix)
'Bug' when installing GHC 6.4.1
|Reported by:||nobody||Owned by:||wolfgang|
|Operating System:||MacOS X||Architecture:||powerpc|
|Type of failure:||Difficulty:||Unknown|
|Test Case:||N/A||Blocked By:|
Description (last modified by igloo) (diff)
I installed GHC-6.4.1.pkg.zip under MacOSX, and selected the startup volume for install. The idea is that he puts the ghc exec. and the rest in /usr/local. In my case, /usr/local/ is a symbolic link to another partition. It turns out that the installer then removes this link, makes a new subdir /usr/local/ and installs ghc in there. This means, all my other stuff has become inaccessible. My feeling is that this is a bug. I can imagine that you check whether /usr/local exists and whether it is a directory, and maybe the case that it is a symbolic link to a directory is not yet covered.