[Haskell-cafe] Haskell platform installation failure on OS X 10.6.6 (intel)

Eugene Kirpichov ekirpichov at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 16:09:09 CET 2011

Thanks Gregory,

Indeed xcode was not installed - however I wonder, why is it a dependency?
It seems quite a heavyweight thing to require for installing Haskell,
and this requirement may very well be a good reason to *not* install

Could you please point me to the ticket you opened? I was not able to google it.

2011/2/24 Gregory Collins <greg at gregorycollins.net>:
> Hello,
> Usually this is because XCode is not installed. I believe the README
> states that this is a dependency for the install process. I opened a
> ticket with GHC HQ a while ago re: making this scenario friendlier for
> users.
> G.
> On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 3:41 PM, Eugene Kirpichov <ekirpichov at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Below is an experience report from Artem (cc'd) on a failed
>> installation of Haskell platform on a Mac.
>> OS: OS X 10.6.6
>> CPU: Intel Core i5
>> Platform downloaded from:
>> http://lambda.haskell.org/hp-tmp/2010.2.0.0/haskell-platform-2010.2.0.0.i386.dmg
>> Sequence of actions: Downloaded the file, mounted the image, ran
>> "Install new GHC", pressed OK until the following screen appeared
>> http://i.imgur.com/GGdbg.png - there the Install button was disabled;
>> pressing "change install location" did not help since only 1 option
>> was available there, and it was already selected.
>> After that, Artem tried to uninstall GHC, but unsuccessfully, since OS
>> told that it was not installed.
>> Then he tried to install the platform, and eventually got the
>> following error around "moving files into place":
>> http://i.imgur.com/YHb22.png
>> I've also heard somewhat similar problem reports on installing
>> haskell-platform on OS X from other people (I myself don't have it) -
>> like being unable to install it without first installing XCode, etc.
>> Can anyone help resolve this issue? I'm sure this is not expected
>> behavior. What further information would help find the cause?
>> --
>> Eugene Kirpichov
>> Senior Software Engineer,
>> Mirantis Inc. http://www.mirantis.com/
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> Gregory Collins <greg at gregorycollins.net>

Eugene Kirpichov
Senior Software Engineer,
Mirantis Inc. http://www.mirantis.com/

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