Any release date for GHC 6.8.3 for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) on
PowerPC G4 machines?
Christian.Maeder at dfki.de
Mon Aug 4 12:47:51 EDT 2008
Benjamin L.Russell wrote:
> Is there any scheduled release date for GHC 6.8.3 for Mac OS X 10.5
> (Leopard) on PowerPC G4 machines?
No, but I could rebuild ghc-6.8.3 on Tiger (G5) so that it also runs on
a G4. (The G5 dependency of
was an accident, that happened by wrongly building libgmp, too.)
Alternatively you can install ghc-6.8.2 and build ghc-6.8.3 yourself.
(that relies on old frameworks, though).
Or has someone else done this already?
The Tiger binaries and ghcs also run under Leopard (but not vice versa).
> I have a G4 PowerBook, currently running Mac OS X 10.2.8 (Jaguar),
> which I plan to upgrade next week. I also have the upgrade discs for
> both Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). Backing up my
> hard disk before upgrading takes about 20 hours; it seems a pity to
> upgrade to Tiger before eventually upgrading to Leopard (unless GHC is
> never going to be released for Tiger on PowerPC G4 machines, which
> would be much worse).
> -- Benjamin L. Russell
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