David Holland <dholland-pkgtech%netbsd.org@localhost> writes: > The idea is that ghc-bootstrap depends on ghc (used for building) but > ghc does *not* depend on ghc-bootstrap; instead once in a while > someone takes the ghc-bootstrap package from the build host and posts > it as a distfile in MASTER_SITE_LOCAL, and updates the distfile > information in the main ghc package. I think this avoids most of the > problems that otherwise come up. I don't follow this. Doesn't ghc-bootstrap contain a binary compiler, and one uses that to build the current ghc?
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