Running GHC 6.10.* on OpenBSD

Thanos Tsouanas thanos at
Sat Dec 12 08:14:50 EST 2009

On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 10:22 AM, Karel Gardas <karel.gardas at> wrote:
> Thanos Tsouanas wrote:
>> Hello list.
>> Up to now I've only used binary versions of GHC, but since
>> my operating system's (OpenBSD) version of GHC is
>> lagging behind (currently at 6.6.1), I need to update it.
>> I tried using my system's ghc-6.6.1 to compile ghc-6.10.4
>> but it failed due to haskeline not being installed (and trying
>> to install it also failed).
> Hello,
> it's already a long time since I installed ghc- on my
> OpenBSD/amd64, but IIRC I really used system provided compiler and IIRC
> I somehow managed to first install everything what's required on system
> provided 6.6.1 to compile 6.10. I'm not sure if I went step by step
> 6.6.1->6.8.3->6.10.3 as you try. Anyway I'm writing just to let you know
> that it was somehow possible in the past and that you shall perhaps
> concentrate on why it fails on your box. IMHO cross-compilation is no go
> in this case since I hope I'm right assuming this is not supported in
> 6.10, but was fixed in 6.12 again.

Perhaps you are right, I should stay on my system instead of cross
compiling.  In any case, I could wait to crosscompile 6.12 once it's
officially out.

> In the worst case I can provide you my binary if your platform is the
> same, but it's 300MB unpacked tree so it'll take some time to pack and
> upload somewhere for you.

Thanks a lot, but unfortunately I'm on OpenBSD/i386.


Thanos Tsouanas

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