GHC on powerpc (OS X): segmentation fault

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Wed Nov 12 07:02:34 EST 2008

Chris Kuklewicz wrote:

>> /private/opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_ports_lang_ghc/work/ghc-6.10.1/ghc/stage1-inplace/ghc  
>> -H32m -O -I/opt/local/include -L/opt/local/lib -optc-O2 -I../includes 
>> -I. -Iparallel -Ism -DCOMPILING_RTS -package-name rts -static  
>> -I/opt/local/include -I../gmp/gmpbuild -I../libffi/build/include -I. 
>> -dcmm-lint     -c Apply.cmm -o Apply.o
>> make[1]: *** [Apply.o] Segmentation fault
>> make: *** [stage1] Error 2
> Does anyone have a clue how to proceed?

Perhaps this is the same as

but others have managed to compile GHC on PPC/OSX.

In general we don't have anyone actively working on fixing bugs in the PPC 
port at the moment, I'd love it if someone could step up and help us keep 
this platform fully-supported.  Here are the current PPC-specific bugs:


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