GHC 6.8.1 on Mac OS 10.5 Leopard (Intel) - Configure fails
carsten.kessler at uni-muenster.de
Tue Dec 11 03:26:27 EST 2007
Gregory Wright schrieb:
> The ghc distribution on MacPorts doesn't support 6.8.1 yet because I
> haven't finished porting it.
I have already figured out that ghc via MacPorts only works if you have
a working version of ghc on board, which I have not, so this is not an
option for me right now.
> The whole 6.8.1 release is sort of a mess. Our old bootstrap compiler on
> ppc (version 6.4) seems
> not to be able to build 6.8.1, contrary to expectations. I can get
> 6.6.1 to build 6.8.1, so I may just
> have to update the bootstrap compiler. (Updating the bootstrap compiler
> is a fair amount of work,
> mostly to check that no unnecessary dependencies get included. This is
> essential so that the
> process "just works" for most people.)
> I had asked on this list several days ago if anyone knew what versions
> of ghc were capable
> of building 6.8.1 and received no answer to this question. AFAIK, only
> 6.6.1 is capable of building
> 6.8.1, despite the the website's advertising that any version > 6.0
> should be sufficient.
> (The libraries for 6.8.1 seem to need 6.2 or later.)
Thanks for the detailed insight - however, I'm afraid I won't be able to
help you in any way with these issues.
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