[Haskell-cafe] Status of Haskell under OsX

Thomas Davie tom.davie at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 03:04:45 EST 2009

On 27 Feb 2009, at 08:17, Arne Dehli Halvorsen wrote:

> Manuel M T Chakravarty wrote:
>>> I'm planning to purchase a MacBookPro so I'm wondering how well
>>> Haskell is supported under this platform.
>> At least two of the regular contributors to GHC work on Macs.  That  
>> should ensure that Mac OS X is well supported.  Installation is  
>> trivial with the Mac OS X installer package:
>>  http://haskell.org/ghc/download_ghc_6_10_1.html#macosxintel

Good advice, but I've generally found the MacPorts version more  
consistantly built – plus, sudo port install ghc is nice and easy :)

> Hi, following on from this point:
> How does one get gtk2hs running on a mac?
> I have a MacBook Pro, and I've had ghc installed for some time now.
> (first in 6.8.2 (packaged),
> then 6.10.1 (packaged),
> then 6.8.2 via macports 1.6
> then 6.10.1 via macports 1.7)
> I tried to install gtk2hs via macports, but it didn't work.
> (0.9.12? on 6.8.2, then on 6.10.1)
> Is there a recipe one could follow?
> Can I get the preconditions via macports, and then use cabal to  
> install
> gtk2hs 0.10?

For me, this worked:
sudo port install ghc
sudo port install gtk2
sudo port install cairomm
curl http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gtk2hs/gtk2hs-0.10.0.tar.gz >  
tar xvfz gtk2hs-0.10.0.tar.gz
normal install stuff here.


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