*BSD support in 6.8.3

Simon Marlow marlowsd at gmail.com
Mon Jun 2 04:37:33 EDT 2008

Gregory Wright wrote:
> Hi,
>> On May 29, 2008, at 11:19 AM, Simon Marlow wrote:
>>> Ok, I've now modified the patch and attached a new version to the 
>>> ticket:
>>> http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/attachment/ticket/2013/2013.patch
>>> *BSD folks please test.
>> I built the 20080529 snapshot with this patch and my light testing of 
>> ghci
>> showed no problems (FreeBSD 7.0/x86_64).
>> I will built it again tonight in a darcs checkout and run the test 
>> suite.  I should
>> be able to send back any tweaks to the patch in the next two days.
>> -Greg
> I've built ghc 6.8.x from the darcs repository (checked out on 30 May) 
> with the
> 2013.patch on FreeBSD 7.0/x86_64.  As far as ghci is concerned, it seems
> to work and passes almost all of the tests.  However, there are many 
> unexpected
> failures in the testsuite, almost all apparently coming from failures to 
> find mkstemp, mknod
> and S_IFDIR in header files.  Either some conditional includes are
> broken in ghc or FreeBSD 7.0 moved some things.  I'll have a look tomorrow.

Great, thanks for the feedback Greg.  I'll push this patch.


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