GHC 6.8.1 on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

Manuel M T Chakravarty chak at
Sun Nov 18 22:20:22 EST 2007

Christian Maeder:
> Manuel M T Chakravarty wrote:
>> What we really need is a proper .mpkg
> How about a simple disk image (.dmg) that can be moved
> around as long as the relative paths within the image remain the same?
> This would require to allow relative paths in package.conf files  
> (which
> would be useful, anyway). The wrapper scripts for ghc, ghci and ghc- 
> pkg
> could be easily rewritten.
> I'm not sure if ranlib needs to be called, whenever the archives are  
> moved.

A dmg makes it potentially harder to deal with readline and gmp, as a  
mpkg can embed other sub-packages.  Secondly, if you look at the  
installation process of binary distributions, it does run code in  
order to re-locate GHC.  With an mpkg we can have a post-install script.


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