Offering GHC builder build slaves

Alain O'Dea alain.odea at
Thu Apr 10 23:45:31 UTC 2014

Hash: SHA1

On Thu 10 Apr 2014 07:57:16 AM UTC, Karel Gardas wrote:
> On 04/10/14 02:52 AM, Alain O'Dea wrote:
>>>> hmm, that's after GHC own platform processing is done, but what
>>>> does
>>>> sh config.guess
>>>> tells you? E.g. on my two Solaris 11 I get:
>>>> $ sh config.guess i386-pc-solaris2.11
>>>> $ sh config.guess sparc-sun-solaris2.11
>> Karel, I think I finally have what you were looking for:
>> x86_64-pc-solaris2.11
>> i386-pc-solaris2.11
> Great, so this means SmartOS is just another member of Solaris family.
> I've installed it and verified that `ld' and `nm' are really what we
> expect on real Solaris.

Them's fightin' words ;)  There are hard feelings (with good reason)
between Illumos and Solaris.  Oracle betrayed the OpenSolaris community
and particularly their Open Source contributors when they closed
Solaris.  It was a very unethical thing to do.  Bryan Cantrill spoke
well on the reasons for and nature of the Illumos fork at LISA11:

I am very happy that they remain binary compatible.  I can immediately
use Solaris 10 binaries on Illumos and in many cases Solaris 10 and 11
can run Illumos binaries.

> In fact thanks for your advice I've been able
> to use its packaged GHC on my Solaris 11 to compile some code and even
> attempted the bootstrap of HEAD for Solaris/AMD64 platform. There are
> some outstanding issues with bootstrap so this needs to wait till my
> weekend ghc hobby time...(if someone does not solved it faster of
> course...)
> Thanks!
> Karel
Version: GnuPG v1.4.14 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird -


More information about the ghc-devs mailing list