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Version 7.10.1 (released March 27th 2015)

Take Notice

For most users, we recommend installing a proper distribution instead of GHC alone. A distribution includes a recent GHC release as well as other important tools (such as cabal, for installing libraries), and potentially a broader set of libraries known to work together.

Bundled packages and cabal-install

GHC 7.10.1 only works with cabal-install version 1.22 or later. Please upgrade if you have an older version of cabal-install.

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Distribution packages

GHC is packaged for a number of operating systems and distributions. While they may lag behind the latest GHC release, advantages such as dependency checking and ease of uninstallation mean we recommend using them anyway, unless you have a particular need for new features or bug fixes.

Binary Packages

The OS-specific packages (eg. RPMs on Linux) are generally a better bet than the vanilla .tar.bz2 binary bundles, because they will check for dependencies and allow the package to be uninstalled at a later date.

However, if you don't have permission to install binaries on your system, or you want to install somewhere other than the default place (/usr or /usr/local on a Unix system), then you'll need to use a .tar.bz2 binary bundle.

SHA-256 hashes for all the binary distributions are available here.

Supported platforms

Linux (x86)

NOTE: If you have too old a version of libc, then you will get an error like "floating point exception" from the binaries in these bindists. You will need to either upgrade your libc (we're not sure what the minimum version required is), or use a binary package built for your distribution instead.


Linux (x86_64)

NOTE: If you have too old a version of libc, then you will get an error like "floating point exception" from the binaries in these bindists. You will need to either upgrade your libc (we're not sure what the minimum version required is), or use a binary package built for your distribution instead.


Windows (x86)

This is a complete build, and should work for Microsoft Windows 2000 or later. It also includes support for compiling C++ files.


Windows 64bit (x86_64)

This is a complete build. It also includes support for compiling C++ files.


MacOS X (x86_64)

This is a bindist for Mac OS X, 10.7 or later. The package requires the command line tools package of Xcode 4 or XCode 5 to be installed. You can find Xcode at http://developer.apple.com/.


FreeBSD (x86)

Gabor PALI has provided binary distribution tarballs for FreeBSD. These are complete builds, including interactive system, profiling libraries and documentation.

Note: These are not the same as the lang/ghc port. See the README for more information.


FreeBSD (x86_64)

Gabor PALI has provided binary distribution tarballs for FreeBSD. These are complete builds, including interactive system, profiling libraries and documentation.

Note: These are not the same as the lang/ghc port. See the README for more information.


Solaris 11 (x86)

Karel Gardas has provided x86 Solaris 11 binaries.

Note: Solaris 2.11/i386 binary distribution supports shared libraries and uses system provided GMP and FFI libraries. If you do not have them installed you need to do this by using "pkg install library/gmp" and "pkg install library/libffi" commands.


Solaris 11 (x86_64)

Karel Gardas has provided x86 Solaris 11 binaries.

Note: Solaris 2.11/x86_64 binary distribution supports shared libraries and uses system provided GMP and FFI libraries. If you do not have them installed you need to do this by using "pkg install library/gmp" and "pkg install library/libffi" commands.

Source Distribution

The source distribution needs an installed GHC (version 7.4 at least). If your platform isn't currently supported with a binary distribution, then you'll need to consult the section on Porting GHC in the Building Guide.