ghc-6.6 mac intel "binary bundle"

Rodney D Price rodprice at
Mon Oct 16 12:16:15 EDT 2006

Here's what worked for me:

bunzip2 ghc-6.6-i386-apple-darwin.tar.bz2
tar -xvf ghc-6.6-i386-apple-darwin.tar
cd ghc-6.6
sudo make show-install-setup
sudo make install
ghc --version
The Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System, version 6.6

I'm on a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.4.8.  The "make show-
install-setup" step doesn't do anything but show you where the
files will go when you do "make install," but "make install" worked
fine on my machine.


On Oct 13, 2006, at 7:23 PM, Adam Megacz wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm grateful to whoever prepared the binary bundle for ghc-6.6 on
> MacOS/Intel, but the instructions for installing it are missing/wrong.
> In particular, "make install" doesn't do much, and the only binary in
> the bundle called "ghc" appears to need additional configuration
> options (-B), so it seems to need some sort of installation procedure.
> The "INSTALL" file is not useful.
> Overall, I'm kind of uncertain exactly what this tarball contains.  It
> looks like a "built" copy of the source code, but most of the source
> code is missing.  It's not an installer (.mpkg) nor does it
> (apparently) contain any install scripts.
> Could you perhaps update this webpage with an example of the shell
> commands you might use to get it installed to the point where typing
> "ghc Foo.hs" works?
> Thanks,
>   - a
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