[Haskell-cafe] haskell compiler on NetBSD amd64

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Sat May 10 18:03:39 EDT 2008

> http://openbsd.dead-parrot.de/distfiles/ghc-6.6.1-amd64-unknown-openbsd-hc.tar.bz2
> I've to admit that the ghc port for OpenBSD is a little bit weird ;-)
> (but not as weird as my current work on ghc-6.8 for OpenBSD)

What's your plan for the OpenBSD port, Kili?

> > as apparently 6.8 is known to not build from .hc files.  I don't
> > understand `with headers starting to diverge'.
> Nor do I, but I guess Don meant significant differences in system
> libraries (between NetBSD and OpenBSD).

That's what I meant. When you take the .hc files from OpenBSD to NetBSD,
there's going to be some breakages in the C layer.

So better to do the x86 -> amd64 port, staying on NetBSD, I think.

-- Don

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