ANNOUNCE: haskell-platform on MacPorts

Gregory Wright gwright at
Sat Mar 20 12:50:38 EDT 2010


The haskell-platform, version 2009.2.0.2, is now available from MacPorts.

For those unfamiliar with MacPorts, it a build-from-source system for OS 
X similar
to the port system used in BSD distributions.  More information
is available from

Once MacPorts is installed, you can build the haskell platform by typing

 > sudo port install haskell-platform

On a reasonably fast MacBook, this takes an hour and a half to two hours.
If you want to watch the excitement scroll past, try

 > sudo port -d install haskell-platform

The platform contains an updated port of ghc-6.10.4 which now builds
automagically on 32 and 64 bit Snow Leopard.  (It can also be forced to
build 32 bit on a 64 bit Snow Leopard by setting the "build_arch" variable
to i386 in the macports.conf file.)

The 64 bit port was cribbed from the excellent work of Barney Stratford
for fink.  Thanks as well to Marco Comini, Tom Hutchinson, Ian Lynagh,
John Peterson, Ryan Schmidt and Falk Schramm for their help.

Best Wishes,
Greg Wright

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