Making GHC work on BSD
simonpj at microsoft.com
Mon Sep 8 08:22:15 EDT 2008
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.
Alas, we didn't get much response to Simon's message below. (One, I think -- thank you to that person! I think it was Kili, but I'm not sure.)
So this message is to say: if you'd like GHC on BSD, please help! No help probably means no GHC. Time is short before GHC 6.10.
"Help" means more than "can offer a remote login", but less than "solve it by yourself". We'll try hard to support you if you can invest a bit of time at your end.
From: glasgow-haskell-users-bounces at haskell.org [mailto:glasgow-haskell-users-bounces at haskell.org] On Behalf Of Simon Marlow
Sent: 02 September 2008 13:37
To: GHC Users Mailing List
Cc: cvs-ghc at haskell.org
Subject: *BSD GHC hackers needed...
While perusing the tickets in the 6.10.1 milestone I spotted 3 that look to
2476 internal error: awaitEvent: descriptor out of range
2502 segfault with GHC.Handle.fdToHandle'
2511 unix package doesnt load in ghci on freebsd/amd64
It's unlikely that we'll get to these in time for 6.10.1. Any FreeBSD
hackers out there want to take a look? Help/advice is available as usual.
There's also one NetBSD-specific ticket:
2351 NetBSD defines ELF_ST_TYPE
(that one is easy), and one that I think applies to all the *BSDs:
2063 Breackage on OpenBSD due to mmap remap
(actually the latter one is a top priority, because without it GHCi can't
work, so we need it fixed for 6.10.1).
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