[Haskell-cafe] compiling GHC 7.8 on raspberry pi

Joachim Breitner nomeata at debian.org
Sun Apr 19 15:42:38 UTC 2015


Am Sonntag, den 19.04.2015, 16:15 +0200 schrieb Sven Bartscher:
> I'm trying to get a haskell program to run on a raspberry pi (running
> raspbian). Unfortunately it requires template haskell.
> Since the GHC included in raspbian wheezy doesn't support TH I'm trying
> to compile GHC 7.8.4 on the rpi.
> Most of the compilation worked fine. I got problems with the memory
> consumption, but adding a lot of swapspace solved this problem.
> During the final phase the compilation process complains about a
> "strange closure type 49200" (the exact number is varying, but most
> often it's 49200).
> Does anyone here have experience, how to compile GHC 7.8 on a raspberry
> pi?
> As a side note: The compilation is running in QEMU while the compiled
> program should run on a real rpi.

you might be interested in the patches that Debian applies to GHC, in
particular the ARM-related one, even more in particular the one that
enforces the use of gold as the linker:


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