[Haskell] Re: ANNOUNCE: GHC version 6.8.2
gwright at comcast.net
Thu Dec 20 15:00:11 EST 2007
On Dec 20, 2007, at 2:31 PM, Hugo Pacheco wrote:
> >From the ghc-6.8.2 sources then, I'm just afraid of possible
> errors, and I don't have any previous ghc installed.
> Do the sources permit bootstrapping? From what I know...
> The source distribution needs an installed GHC (version 6.0 at
> least). If your platform isn't currently supported with a binary
> distribution, then you'll need to consult the section on Porting GHC
> in the Building Guide.
> I'm afraid of the same error as macports 6.6.1:
> configure: error: GHC is required unless bootstrapping from .hc files.
The macports 6.8.2 should be ready soon for Tiger (PPC and Intel) and
Leopard (Intel only).
I have had successful builds on these platforms and the Portfile is
the 6.8 branch seems to have introduced a bug in file locking (#1992
in the trac) that
causes the build to fail once out of every four or five times. This
is not acceptable for
a production release, so this has to be tracked down before GHC from
Sorry for the delay,
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