Building GHC 6.6.1 on Leopard/PPC

jcharum nabble at
Wed Dec 19 17:25:53 EST 2007

I've been trying to get a working GHC 6.6.1 build on my Leopard box with
little success.  I am trying to follow the "Booting/porting from C (.hc)
files" instructions here:

When I build the HC file bundle, I get errors about rts/AutoApply_* stuff,
but I've read that they are not necessary fatal.

When I try to build on the target system after unpacking the HC files
('distrib/hc-build --prefix=<dir>'), I get the following error:

== make boot  -f Makefile;
 in /Users/jjc/Downloads/ghc-6.6.1/libraries/readline
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `System/Console/Readline_hsc.c', needed
by `depend'.  Stop.
Failed making boot in readline: 1
make: *** [boot] Error 1

Any help is much appreciated.  Not only would I like to get this building
for myself, but I would also like to contribute a bootstrap build for other
Leopard/MacPorts/PPC users.  Let me know if I can provide any more
information to help diagnose the problem.
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