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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-GB link=blue vlink=purple><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoPlainText>Hi Everyone,<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText>Just to report that I now have Haskell Platform built for CentOS 5.2 with a /tmp mounted noexec. <o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText>Looking back, the first main hurdle was getting GHC built for CentOS 5.2 (which uses Linux 2.6.9/glibc 2.5), but the procedure was pretty straight forward:<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText style='margin-left:72.0pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]>Keep trying generic binary Linux ghc packages until one that works is found (in this case ghc-6.8.3);<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText style='margin-left:72.0pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]>With ghc-6.8.3 installed, download the src tar ball for the next ghc release (6.10.1) and build and install that;<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText style='margin-left:72.0pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]>With the newly built GHC on the PATH, rinse and repeat until ghc-6.12.1 installed.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText>It took a fair bit of time but, as far as I can tell, every single build worked flawlessly.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText>My next task was getting cabal-install to work, which nearly defeated me, but it turns out that because CentOS mounts /tmp noexec, so all I had to do was get cabal-install to use somewhere else. As I was pithily advised:<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; alias cabal=&quot;TMPDIR=/foo cabal&quot;<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText>With that in place, AFAIK, the Haskell Platform built from source with the various configure scripts giving me enough hints to &#8216;yum install&#8217; all the required CentOS packages.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText>Thanks to everyone for their help.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText>Chris<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p></div></body></html>