*BSD support in 6.8.3
dons at galois.com
Wed May 28 13:46:16 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.
So, try the patch to get the patch to compile against ghc
6.8.3-snapshot, and see if it works on OpenBSD?
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