[Haskell-cafe] Can I build and install GHC 6.10.1 without previous installed ghc

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Mon Dec 22 04:37:32 EST 2008

On Mon, 2008-12-22 at 11:53 +0800, Wang, Chunye (NSN - CN/Beijing)
> I tried to install the ghc 6.8.0 last year but failed for some
> reason. Now I decide to do it again, because I'd like to try
> some examples in <<Real World Haskell>> Now I remember why I try to
> install it from source code, because the binary version has the
> following problem.

> I guess ``timer_create '' is failed because of library confliction.

I suggest you use the binary for ghc-6.8.2 (not 6.8.3) or earlier
because those were built on an old Red Hat 9 server and are thus
compatible with older versions of glibc and the Linux kernel.

If you really need ghc-6.10 (you probably do not if you're just trying
examples from the Real World Haskell book) then you can build ghc-6.10.x
from source once you have the ghc-6.8.2 binary installed.


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