.hc files for building ghc-6.4 on amd64 ?

Wilhelm B. Kloke wb at arb-phys.uni-dortmund.de
Mon Sep 12 07:53:20 EDT 2005

Simon Marlow <simonmar at microsoft.com> schrieb:
> On 06 September 2005 15:33, Wilhelm B. Kloke wrote:
>> I have a FreeBSD box running FreeSD-amd64-6.0. Is there anybody who
>> can give me a set of .hc files (probably from linux x86_64) to build
>> GHC? I tried to follow the instructions to crossbuild from
>> FreeBSD-i386, 
>> but my attempts failed for reasons I don't understand.
> I have an account on a box, but haven't yet had time to do the port.
> If you let us know where your build got stuck, we might be able to help
> you out.

Thank you for answering. This is more complicated to do it fast.
I tried to follow the building guide for a new port. IIRC there were
messages related to the difference in range for 64bit constants in the
header files for amd64 and the range which 32bit GHC could handle.
For now I have screwed up both build trees. I am going to restart the
process with fresh copies to give the exact information.

I was just hoping that a set of Linux-64 .hc files would do
the job for FreeBSD, too.

BTW, should I hold my breath for 6.4.1?
Dipl.-Math. Wilhelm Bernhard Kloke
Institut fuer Arbeitsphysiologie an der Universitaet Dortmund
Ardeystrasse 67, D-44139 Dortmund, Tel. 0231-1084-257

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