[Haskell-cafe] haskell compiler on NetBSD amd64

Donn Cave donn at avvanta.com
Sun Jun 1 22:08:38 EDT 2008

On Sat, 10 May 2008 10:35:12 +0100
Emil Skoeldberg <emil.skoldberg at nuigalway.ie> wrote:

> On Fri, May 09, 2008 at 10:21:19PM -0700, Donn Cave wrote:
> > So here I am with 64 bit Athlon hardware, running amd64
> > NetBSD (a.k.a. x86_64), reasonably motivated to compile
> > Haskell.
> So, we are in the same boat then!

OK, for you and me and probably no one else in the world, I have
built 6.8.2, and for a short time I have it on-line - at my ISP's
site, http://www.avvanta.com/~donn/   ... append file name, which
is ghc-6.8.2-netbsd-amd64.tar.bz2   Size is ca. 54 Mb.

When you want to use this to build future ghc releases, you'll
probably have to modify libbfd.so to get GNU ar to index one
or two of the larger libraries.  I believe the release itself
will work fine without this mod - ld uses the same library, but
I think only ar has the problem.

That cost me a lot of time.  The other thing that cost me some
time was the gmp dist in ghc-6.6.1, which didn't fully configure
for the platform.  The rest was reasonably straightforward.
I built 6.6.1 .hc files on OpenBSD.

Donn Cave <donn at avvanta.com>

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