Running GHC 6.10.* on OpenBSD

Thanos Tsouanas thanos at
Sat Dec 12 09:36:04 EST 2009

On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 4:03 PM, Matthias Kilian <kili at> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 03:29:09PM +0200, Thanos Tsouanas wrote:
>> > No need for 6.8, you can build 6.10 straight with 6.6.
>> Ok, I guess I didn't try hard enough..
> Probably just
>        --with-iconv-includes=/usr/local/include \
>        --with-iconv-libraries=/usr/local/lib
> missing to ./configure. Everything else should work fine nowadays.


> If all you want is a working ghc-6.10, please don't waste your time
> with bootstrapping filesets. Just use ghc-6.6.1 and build ghc-6.10
> from it (and, if you want to, build ghc-6.12 from ghc-6.10).

I had added these options to ./configure indeed, but still had
problems.  I think the problem was haskeline.  Anyway, I'll try
again, and post more details.

> BTW: if you're using my scripts, you'll probably also have to install
> (apart from ghc-6.6.1) alex, darcs, gmake, haddock, happy, hscolour
> and python (version  2.5). All available as precompiled packages
> for OpenBSD (amd64 and i386).

Yeap, have them all installed already :)

Thanos Tsouanas

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