[Haskell-beginners] Can't install json-.0.4.4 - memory allocation failed

Dan Tenenbaum dtenenba at fhcrc.org
Sat Nov 24 20:12:44 CET 2012

Updating GHC by building it from source seemed to to the trick. I was
then able to install the latest pandoc and dependencies. It was
suggested I install GHC 7.4.2 rather than 7.6.* so that's what I did.

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 3:24 PM, Dan Tenenbaum <dtenenba at fhcrc.org> wrote:
> It's not a PPC machine, it's an Intel Machine.
> The only Haskell Platform installer for Mac OS 10.5 that I have found
> is at the bottom of:
> http://www.haskell.org/platform/mac.html
> It's labeled  2010.2.0.0.
> I don't think I have any old port installations hanging out messing
> things up (though I'll doublecheck). For one thing, /opt/local (where
> port installs things) is not in the PATH. I've never used brew on this
> machine,
> I tried passing some parameters to use the compacting collector, and
> to set the heap size, as suggested by this post:
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13479538/cant-install-json-0-4-4-memory-allocation-failed
> Unfortunately I get the same results (I set heap size to 4095MB, the
> largest I'm allowed to set it).
> Doesn't seem to matter whether the compacting collector is used or not.
> Dan
> On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 3:07 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 6:00 PM, Peter Hall <peter.hall at memorphic.com>
>> wrote:
>>> OSX 10.5.8 isn't THAT old. You can definitely get a Haskell Platform 7.x
>> PPC might be, though.
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