*BSD support in 6.8.3

Gregory Wright gwright at comcast.net
Wed May 28 12:25:48 EDT 2008

Hi Simon,

On May 28, 2008, at 5:05 AM, Simon Marlow wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> 6.8.3 is nearing release, and we have an outstanding bug affecting  
> the GHCi on the BSDs:
> http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/2013
> 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.
> Cheers,
> 	Simon

I have a FreeBSD 7.0/x86_64 machine I can test this on.  Should the  
patch be applied to the
6.8.3 release candidate tarball, or just the head of the 6.8.x branch?


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