Making GHC work on BSD
naur at post11.tele.dk
Mon Sep 8 16:08:27 EDT 2008
On Monday 08 September 2008 14:22, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
> Dear BDS hackers
> We'd like GHC to be buildable on BSD, but at the moment it isn't. We
support GHC on Linux, Windows, Mac, but we really need help with BSD.
I would like to do something about this. I have (a number of) x86s that either
have some FreeBSD version installed or could get such an installation without
too much trouble. The easiest one has an (admittedly old) 5.4 FreeBSD
installed, that machine is running at the moment, it has actually managed to
> tn at tn21$ compiler/stage2/ghc-inplace --version
> The Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System, version 6.9.20080517
> tn at tn21$ ghc --version
> The Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System, version 6.4.1
> tn at tn21$ compiler/stage2/ghc-inplace --interactive
> GHCi, version 6.9.20080517: http://www.haskell.org/ghc/ :? for help
> Loading package ghc-prim ... linking ... done.
> Loading package integer ... linking ... done.
> Loading package base ... linking ... done.
> Prelude> 2+2
works sometimes, but validate is a catastrophy (this is a dormant project).
Another machine has some FreeBSD 6.x (I haven't checked), but I don't think
it has any GHC running on it at the moment. A third possibility would be to
take the latest (7.0) FreeBSD and install that.
So, it would be useful to know, which FreeBSD version would you prefer to use
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