GHC 6.4 release candidates available (breakage on suse 9.2 x86
bstrand at switchmanagement.com
Wed Feb 23 06:01:19 EST 2005
Anders Höckersten wrote:
> There are some debian packages of ghc 6.2.2 and related stuff for amd64
> located here:
> Hopefully you can find some way to convert these to a format you can
> install (there are programs for converting debian packages to rpms I
> think, but I can't remember what they are called - google is your friend).
> After installing this binary, bootstrapping an (at least unregistered)
> amd64 ghc 6.4 should be possible.
Thanks a lot! For anyone who runs into the same problem, here is what I
1. Converted to an rpm via "alien -r ghc6_6.2.2-3_amd64.deb"
2. Installed the resulting rpm.
3. When I tried to run ghc6, I got
/usr/lib/ghc-6.2.2 # /usr/bin/ghc6
ghc-6.2.2: Can't find package.conf as
Other similar errors cropped up while trying to bootstrap. So, some
crude symlink hackery:
ln -s . ghc
ln -s . driver
ln -s package.conf.shipped package.conf.inplace
# now we have a /usr/lib/ghc-6.2.2/ghc/driver/package.conf.inplace
ln -s .. utils/unlit
# now we have a /usr/lib/ghc-6.2.2/utils/unlit/unlit
ln -s ghc6 /usr/bin/ghc
# so ./configure finds ghc
This has gotten me quite a ways into the 6.2.2 compile; I'm still
waiting to see if it completes successfully.
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