ANNOUNCE: GHC version 6.10.1 - MacOS installer

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at
Tue Nov 4 21:02:12 EST 2008

On 2008 Nov 4, at 20:26, Jason Dagit wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 4:26 PM, Manuel M T Chakravarty
> <chak at> wrote:
>> Jason Dagit:
>>> I'm on OSX and I currently have ghc-6.6.1 and ghc-6.8.3 (installed
>>> from a pkg). I would like to add ghc-6.10.1 to my system.  I tried  
>>> to
>>> do this with RC1 of 6.10, but I found that it uninstalled my
>>> ghc-6.8.3.
>>> What will I need to do to get both 6.8.3 and 6.10.1?
>> Are you sure it does deinstall the 6.8 compiler?  Or does it just  
>> overwrite
>> the symbolic links in /usr/bin?  To check, have a look at
>> /Library/Frameworks/GHC.framework/Versions
>> After installing 6.10, there should be a 608/ and a 610/  
>> directory.  This
>> certainly happens on my Mac and I am not aware of an option to  
>> change that
>> behaviour.
> I haven't tried the 6.10.1 install, but after using the 6.8.3 pkg
> followed by the 6.10 RC1 pkg, followed by the 6.8.3 pkg, I have just
> 608 in the directory you mention.

I expect if you used the OSX installer then /Library/Receipts is  
screwing you (it wipes the old files listed in the .bom file).  Try  
finding and removing the receipt directory and bom file before  

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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