GHC 6.8.1 on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Manuel M T Chakravarty
chak at cse.unsw.edu.au
Tue Nov 6 01:29:05 EST 2007
A full binary distribution of GHC 6.8.1 for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) is
To use it, you need two other pieces of software installed:
Xcode 3.0 -- as available from the Leopard upgrade/install DVD
readline 5.2 -- preferably installed via macports in /opt/local
Moreover, if you have the GMP.framework installed (a leftover from
10.4), remove it first.
To install, follow the instructions at
Happy Haskell Hacking!
GHC on Mac OS X 10.5 mini FAQ:
* When trying to compile GHC, I get a segv on Float.lhs (of the base
package is compiled). Why?
AFAIK this only happens if the GHC you try to bootstrap with is
too old (eg, 6.6).
* With the binary distribution why do I get a link error complaining
You still have the GMP framework installed. It was linked
against an old libc, which causes
the error. Remove the GMP framework.
* What GMP library is used?
GHC 6.8.1 includes an embedded GMP library (ie, it's bundled with
the source). It is
compiled as a static library and placed into the GHC install tree.
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