[Haskell-cafe] haskell compiler on NetBSD amd64

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Sun Jun 1 22:34:10 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.

Great work, let's get it up on the download page,


-- Don

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