GHC 6.8.1 on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

Manuel M T Chakravarty chak at
Tue Nov 6 19:08:01 EST 2007

haskell at
> Brian P. O'Hanlon wrote:
>> On Nov 6, 2007 1:29 AM, Manuel M T Chakravarty  
>> <chak at> wrote:
>>> A full binary distribution of GHC 6.8.1 for Mac OS X 10.5  
>>> (Leopard) is
>>> available from
>> You do not perchance have one for powerpc, do you?  I attempted to
>> bootstrap from GHC 6.6.1, but I keep getting errors about "Illegal
>> Instructions", both using the native gcc 4.0 and my own 4.2 compiler.
>> The error is like this:
> I am also failing to compile ghc-6.8.1 for a powerpc (G4  
> powerbook).  I am
> giving a try to leave out the extra src tarball to see if that  
> avoids it dying
> again while trying to compile parsec.  Of course, it takes many  
> hours to try to
> compile.

I have no experience with PPC.  In any case, trying to compile a  
minimal system (ie, no extra libs) seems a good idea.


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