GHC 6.4 release candidates available (breakage on suse 9.2 x86
chucky at dtek.chalmers.se
Wed Feb 23 04:25:21 EST 2005
Brian Strand wrote:
> Jens Petersen wrote:
>> Brian Strand wrote:
>>> I'm having some serious "issues" getting GHC to run on Suse 9.2/x86
>>> (or x86-64
>>> for that matter, although I didn't really expect that to work
>>> without some pain
>>> and suffering). I've had no luck with 6.2.2, or any 6.4 release
>>> candidate. Here is a typical example: after doing a "./configure;
>>> make in-place", I get
>>> the following:
>>> error while loading shared libraries: libreadline.so.4: cannot open
>>> object file: No such file or directory
>>> Fair enough; "rpm -q readline" gives me readline-5.0-1.2.
>> How about just installing readline4 (or whatever package provides
>> libreadline.so.4)? :)
> I was trying to "do the right thing" and report whatever was broken in
> the ghc bootstrapping process :) But shortly after my post I broke
> down and installed readline-compat (which on Suse 9.2 luckily happens
> to have libreadline.so.4), which fixes my problem on x86.
> Unfortunately I'm still stuck on x86-64, since there are no "official"
> binaries to bootstrap from on that platform. But at least I have a
> ghc to play with while waiting for x86-64 to become official.
> Thanks for the assistance,
There are some debian packages of ghc 6.2.2 and related stuff for amd64
Hopefully you can find some way to convert these to a format you can
install (there are programs for converting debian packages to rpms I
think, but I can't remember what they are called - google is your friend).
After installing this binary, bootstrapping an (at least unregistered)
amd64 ghc 6.4 should be possible.
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