[Haskell-cafe] Installation of package text failing installation on ghc 7.6.3

Victor Miller victorsmiller at gmail.com
Sun May 11 21:06:03 UTC 2014

Brandon, Thanks.  I read the instructions too hastily.  I ran
ghc-clang-wrapper before I installed the new platform :-(.  Now it's


On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 4:56 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 4:46 PM, Victor Miller <victorsmiller at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I just downloaded the latest Haskell platform (I realize that ghc might
>> not be up-to-date in this) for my macbook.  I installed it, which appeared
>> to go without problems.  However, when I tried to update the package text,
>> I get the errors below.  I suspect that the first error (not recognizing '
>> in a comment) cascades through the rest.    How do you suggest fixing this
>> (other than getting Bryan do drop the apostrophe :-))?
> This is the reason the Platform hasn't been updated yet (will happen later
> this month) --- anything using the CPP extension is broken on OS X with
> Xcode 5.0.2 or later, because its cpp is not compatible with Haskell code.
> If you install the Platform via MacPorts or Homebrew then you will get one
> built using gcc, and this won't happen. Alternatively there is a patch you
> can apply to work around most (but not all) of the incompatibilities; see
> http://www.haskell.org/platform/mac.html under "Xcode 5 & OS X 10.9
> (Mavericks)" (note that that heading is actually in error, as 10.8 will
> also show the problem if an Xcode beyond 5.0.1 is installed).
> Alternately you can wait for the new Platform release later this month,
> which will be based on ghc 7.8.2 which has its own workaround for the
> incompatibility.
> --
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