*BSD support in 6.8.3

Don Stewart 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:
>   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.

So, try the patch to get the patch to compile against ghc
6.8.3-snapshot, and see if it works on OpenBSD?

-- Don

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