[Haskell-cafe] cabal-install binary for FreeBSD

Michael Snoyman michael at snoyman.com
Sat Nov 28 13:23:03 EST 2009

On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 7:56 PM, Duncan Coutts <duncan.coutts at googlemail.com
> wrote:

> On Sat, 2009-11-28 at 19:39 +0200, Michael Snoyman wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm trying out NearlyFreeSpeech.net for hosting my Haskell apps. They
> > use FreeBSD 7.2, but I can't get cabal-install to compile since it
> > runs out of memory during the link phase. So far I haven't had trouble
> > manually installing packages, but it would be nice to just do cabal
> > install...
> I expect you'll find the same thing happens if you link anything else.
> My suggestion is to rebuild ghc from source and disable the "split
> objects" feature. That feature reduces final binary sizes but it makes
> the linker work too hard (and use too much memory).
> On Gentoo we used to disable "split objects" on machines with less than
> 256Mb memory. And that was with GNU ld which has had some memory use
> improvements in recent years.
> Duncan
> I agree that would be a good idea, but I'm not sure if I'll have a success
on this host. I'll let you know. In any event, for the record, I got about
20 packages to compile, including getting my actual site up and running. It
was tedious with cabal-install, but I got the job done.

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