ANN: ghc 6.8.2 from MacPorts

Jinwoo Lee jinwoo68 at
Wed Mar 5 04:21:22 EST 2008

Thank you!
But "ghc" has disappeared from MacPorts SW list.
Only "ghc-devel" can be seen.
Please look into it.


On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 11:13 PM, Gregory Wright <gwright at> wrote:

> After what many would consider an unconscionable delay, I am happy to
> announce
> that ghc 6.8.2 is available from MacPorts.
> The ghc 6.8.2 port is available for Tiger/ppc, Tiger/intel and Leopard/
> intel.  Users with
> Leopard/ppc are out of luck until for now, for reason discussed
> earlier on this list.
> In partial recompense for their patience, users will get a ghc with
> more patches
> than any previous MacPorts ghc.
> A few notes:
>        The file locking bugs #1992 and #2134 are fixed.  Bug #1992 was a
> simple
>        lock logic error and should be killed dead.  Bug #2134 was the
> result
> of a lazy readFile
>        holding a lock for an unpredictable time.  There may be more cases
> like this one,
>        and I would appreciate a note from anyone who come across a lock
> error during building.
>        Users on Leopard/intel must upgrade to 10.5.2 to avoid an OS bug
> which under
>        unusual circumstances would repeatably (and mysteriously) crash the
> build.
>        This was first noticed running the building in an eshell under
> Aquamacs.  Archives
>        were built without tables of contents because ranlib wasn't being
> run
> or wasn't
>        running to completion.  Builds in the usual didn't
> trip
> over this bug.
>        OpenGL support is built by default.  It can be turned off using the
> no_opengl variant.
>        OpenAL support is disabled.  Apple's OpenAL framework lacks ALUT
> support (needed
>        for the ghc binding) but has name clashes with the freealut library
> from the
>        website.  Fixing this is probably straightforward.  If someone is
> interested, I can give
>        them some pointers on getting started.
>        MacPort's ghc ought to always link with the correct libgmp (the one
> provided by the gmp port).
> The latest versions of alex, happy, haddock and hs-Edison are also
> available.
> Best Wishes,
> Greg
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Jinwoo Lee
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