[Haskell-cafe] Installation issues with Centos

Manish Trivedi trivmanish at gmail.com
Mon Sep 3 03:26:23 CEST 2012

# uname -a
Linux <<hosename>> 2.6.32-220.2.1.el6.centos.plus.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Dec 22
23:32:31 GMT 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

# cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.32-220.2.1.el6.centos.plus.x86_64 (
mockbuild at c6b18n3.bsys.dev.centos.org) (gcc version 4.4.6 20110731 (Red Hat
4.4.6-3) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Thu Dec 22 23:32:31 GMT 2011

I am trying to install Haskell framework on this server.

- Installation for GHC went ok. no error
- Installed ghc-7.4.1 from "ghc-7.4.1-x86_64-unknown-linux.tar"

then while trying to install (in configure step) Haskell platform version

I get following error:

[root at qa-engine1 haskell-platform-2012.2.0.0]# ./configure
*     Haskell Platform Source Installer
*     For the Haskell Platform 2012.2.0.0 and GHC 7.4.1
checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking target system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking for ghc... /usr/local/lib/ghc-7.4.1/ghc
checking for ghc-pkg... /usr/local/lib/ghc-7.4.1/ghc-pkg
checking for hsc2hs... /usr/local/lib/ghc-7.4.1/hsc2hs
checking version of ghc... 7.4.1
checking version of ghc-pkg matches... yes
checking ghc actually works... no
configure: error: Your installation of ghc does not appear to work.
  It cannot compile a simple program (see config.log for the details).
  If you installed ghc from a generic binary tarball then it is worth
  checking that you have the 'gmp' C library and header files installed.
  (On Debian-based systems this package is called libgmp3-dev.)

I have made sure that libc and gmp are indeed installed.

while trying use yum to make sure I have gmp installed.
[root at qa-engine1 haskell-platform-2012.2.0.0]# yum install gmp
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: mirror.stanford.edu
 * extras: centos.mirror.facebook.net
 * updates: mirror.stanford.edu
Setting up Install Process
Package gmp-4.3.1-7.el6_2.2.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Nothing to do

Any help is appreciated.

Btw, I could make haskell latest version work on my mac osx.

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