Running GHC 6.10.* on OpenBSD

kahl at kahl at
Sat Dec 12 15:39:39 EST 2009

On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 05:30:44AM +0200, Thanos Tsouanas wrote:
> 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).

If Haskeline continues to make trouble
(it seems to at least contribute to the crashing of GHCi on PowerPC),
you could try to do a build without GHCi first ---
Haskeline is not needed for the compiler.

(I haven't tried that yet myself, since it only crashes at runtime.)


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