Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 48 years ago

#171 closed bug (Fixed)

ghci panics

Reported by: diatchki Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Driver Version: 6.0
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i seem to be getting a panic from ghci on a very simple
program.  apologies if this is not a bug, but something
wrong with my installation.  this is on linux (mandrake
9.1), and i just installed the rpm for redhat available
from the site.  the same problem was happening with the
binary distribution as well.
this is what happens:

diatchki@chara: Haskell >ghci
   ___         ___ _
  / _ \ /\  /\/ __(_)
 / /_\// /_/ / /  | |      GHC Interactive, version
6.0, for Haskell 98.
/ /_\\/ __  / /___| |
\____/\/ /_/\____/|_|      Type :? for help.

Loading package base ... linking ... done.
Prelude> let Just x = Nothing in x
ghc-6.0: panic! (the `impossible' happened, GHC version
        getLinkDeps No iface for [<pkg>]GHCziErr

Please report it as a compiler bug to,


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comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by simonpj

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This is a bad bug, reported many times now.  It'll be fixed in 
6.0.1, which is imminent.

Meanwhile, as a workaround, start by saying
    :t GHC.Err.error
and all will be well
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