GHC on Snow Leopard: best practices?

David Menendez dave at
Tue Oct 6 22:37:08 EDT 2009

Is there any consensus about what needs to be done to get a working
ghc installation on a Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) system? The Mac OS
X wiki page[1] currently links to a blog post[2] that recommends
manually patching /usr/bin/ghc, but I have also seen recommendations
that people patch ghci, runhaskell, runghc, and hsc2hs. Is that also
recommended? If so, there should probably be an updated how-to on the

I expect most Haskell users are capable of patching the scripts
themselves, given instructions, but it's hardly convenient. Would it
be practical to repackage the current ghc installer with updated
scripts for Snow Leopard? If not, will there be updated scripts
available for the forthcoming releases of GHC or the Haskell Platform?

Dave Menendez <dave at>

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