*BSD support in 6.8.3

Simon Marlow marlowsd at gmail.com
Wed May 28 05:05:34 EDT 2008

Hi Folks,

6.8.3 is nearing release, and we have an outstanding bug affecting the GHCi 
on the BSDs:


We need someone to help out with this.  The patch in the ticket apparently 
works, but can't be committed as is because it isn't correctly #ifdef'd and 
will presumably break other platforms.  Also it needs to be tested on 
OpenBSD/NetBSD in addition to FreeBSD.

I don't have access to a *BSD machine right now, and I don't have the time 
available to set one up.  If someone can donate a temporary account then 
that would be helpful, but most helpful would be if someone could work with 
us to get this bug fixed in time for 6.8.3 (i.e. the next few days). 
Otherwise, we have to release with the bug still in, which would be bad.


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