GHC 6.8.1 on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

Manuel M T Chakravarty chak at
Tue Nov 6 19:06:24 EST 2007

Christian Maeder:
> Manuel M T Chakravarty wrote:
>> A full binary distribution of GHC 6.8.1 for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)  
>> is
>> available from
> The name of a binary distribution for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) would be  
> the
> same.
> I've tried to install your package, but already configure failed with:
> checking build system type... i386-apple-darwin8.10.1
> checking host system type... i386-apple-darwin8.10.1
> checking target system type... i386-apple-darwin8.10.1
> Which we'll further canonicalise into: i386-apple-darwin
> checking for path to top of build tree... configure: error: cannot
> determine current directory
> because "utils/pwd/pwd" results in a "Bus error"

I wasn't expecting any backwards compatibility from Leopard-built  
software to Tiger, but then I am also a Mac-noob and maybe there are  
ways to achieve that that I don't know of.  Any suggestions?

As for the name of the file.  The GNU-style arch-vendor-os triples do  
generally not distinguish between OS versions (same deal on Linux).   
Hence, I added the version information as meta information in my email.

What we really need is a proper .mpkg, but at the moment, I don't have  
time for that.  The above binary first of all was meant to help  
bootstrapping GHC for people who upgraded to Leopard and have problems  
(which it seemed on irc, there were a few of).


PS: Some people asked about a pcc binary.  I am sorry, but I only have  
got an x86 mac.

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