Do additional ghc / ghc-pkg consistency check #691

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bos opened this Issue May 24, 2012 · 0 comments

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bos commented May 24, 2012

(Imported from Trac #699, reported by @dcoutts on 2010-06-05)

See http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/4103

In future, ghc --info will report the global package database location. This can be used to check that ghc and ghc-pkg agree on the same one, as a consistency check to make sure the two programs are from the same ghc installation.

Note that getting the location of the global package db from ghc-pkg is a bit hacky at the moment. One has to use ghc-pkg list --global and parse the result. Perhaps we need another ghc feature request for that.

@ttuegel ttuegel added this to the _|_ milestone Apr 23, 2015

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