.hc files for building ghc-6.4 on amd64 ?

Simon Marlow simonmar at microsoft.com
Tue Sep 13 04:07:50 EDT 2005

On 12 September 2005 12:53, Wilhelm B. Kloke wrote:

> 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?

You should certainly bootstrap using a 6.4.1 snapshot source tree,
because there have been plenty of amd64-related fixes.  There won't be a
lot of change between now and the 6.4.1 release.


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