Running GHC 6.10.* on OpenBSD

Thanos Tsouanas thanos at
Sat Dec 12 08:29:09 EST 2009

On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 11:23 AM, Matthias Kilian
<kili at> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 09:22:56AM +0100, Karel Gardas wrote:
>> 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.
> No need for 6.8, you can build 6.10 straight with 6.6.

Ok, I guess I didn't try hard enough..

>> 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.
> Kind of. There are still issues with *real* porting to other platforms
> (#3472, probably more), but it's possible to create hc bootstrapping
> filesets and use them to bootstrap on the same platform. Even if
> this sounds kind of useless, it'll help a lot updating the OpenBSD
> port.

Then it's worth a shot.  How would I create those hc bootstrapping
filesets?  Using the system's ghc-6.6.1?

P.S.  Thanks for the scripts and for mentioning darcs-all in your other
mail.  They sure are helpful :)

Thanos Tsouanas

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