wish for more-usable bindist

Christian Maeder Christian.Maeder at dfki.de
Mon Jan 7 05:34:08 EST 2008

You may try my version built on:

maeder at denebola:~> uname -a
Linux denebola #1 SMP Tue Oct 2 17:21:08 UTC 2007
i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

using: gcc version 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (SUSE Linux)


ldd output:
        linux-gate.so.1 =>  (0xffffe000)
        libreadline.so.5 => /lib/libreadline.so.5 (0xb7e91000)
        libncurses.so.5 => /lib/libncurses.so.5 (0xb7e4a000)
        libutil.so.1 => /lib/libutil.so.1 (0xb7e46000)
        libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0xb7e42000)
        libm.so.6 => /lib/libm.so.6 (0xb7e1b000)
        libgmp.so.3 => /usr/lib/libgmp.so.3 (0xb7de5000)
        librt.so.1 => /lib/librt.so.1 (0xb7ddc000)
        libpthread.so.0 => /lib/libpthread.so.0 (0xb7dc5000)
        libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0xb7c97000)
        /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0xb7eef000)

HTH Christian

Simon Marlow wrote:
> Isaac Dupree wrote:
>> the i386 linux ghc bindist still uses readline 4
>> <http://haskell.org/ghc/download_ghc_682.html>, which is hard to get:
>> readline 5.0 came out almost three and a half years ago
>> <ftp://ftp.cwru.edu/pub/bash/>
>> And I don't want to pollute my Ubuntu system with "compatibility
>> RPMs"; in fact I intend to install the bindist as my local user so I
>> don't pollute it with extra GHCs either, except I can't.  Could there
>> be a bindist with modern readline, or perhaps is it possible to
>> statically link with readline?
> The i386 machine I use here for building the bindists is running a
> rather old version of RedHat.  I do intend to upgrade it at some point,
> but it's entirely possible for someone else to build a bindist too.
> Cheers,
>     Simon

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