[Haskell-cafe] ghc-7.4 on CentOS-5.8 ?

Tim Docker twd2 at dockerz.net
Thu Jun 28 01:05:33 CEST 2012

Here's the steps I had to go go to get ghc7.0 working on RHEL 5.6:


I expect that the same steps will work for ghc 7.4.  I need to use a more recent version of gcc that than supplied with RHEL5.6.


On 27/06/2012, at 5:33 PM, Johannes Waldmann wrote:

> Dear all, 
> I need a recent ghc on a not-so-recent (?) CentOS.
> The ghc binary package (7.2 or 7.4) does not work
> because of a mismatch in the libc version.
> ghc-7.0 is working but when I use it to compile 7.4,
> it breaks with some linker error (relocation R_X86_64_PC32 ...)
> it also suggests "recompile with -fPIC" but I don't see how.
> (In this particular case, I absolutely cannot change/update the OS.)
> Thanks, J.W.
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