[Haskell-cafe] compiling GHC 7.8 on raspberry pi

Sven Bartscher sven.bartscher at weltraumschlangen.de
Tue Apr 21 16:37:29 UTC 2015

On Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:42:38 +0200
Joachim Breitner <nomeata at debian.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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:
> https://sources.debian.net/src/ghc/7.8.20141223-1/debian/patches/

Many thanks. I will try that, but it will take some time, until I know
whether it worked.

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