ghc installation failure on Mac OS 10.4 / PowerPC

Christoph Ludwig ludwig at
Tue Aug 26 00:02:34 PDT 2008


a colleague of mine is unable to install darcs on his 10.4.11 / PowerBook G4
due to a problem with the required ghc port (currently in revision 6.8.3_0).
Some Lisp library we rely on uses darcs as its only distribution method (for
reasonably recent revisions, at least), so this is a blocking issue for us.

Apparently, the bootstrapping fails because the bootstrapping complier /
linker fails on this OS / architecture combination, cf. the error message
below. The problem seems to be related to both and a ticket in ghc's bug tracking



sudo port -v install darcs
--->  Fetching ghc
--->  Verifying checksum(s) for ghc
--->  Checksumming ghc-6.8.3-src.tar.bz2
--->  Checksumming ghc-6.8.3-src-extralibs.tar.bz2
--->  Checksumming ghc-6.6.1-darwin-ppc-tiger-bootstrap.tar.bz2
--->  Extracting ghc
--->  Extracting ghc-6.8.3-src.tar.bz2
--->  Extracting ghc-6.8.3-src-extralibs.tar.bz2
--->  Extracting ghc-6.6.1-darwin-ppc-tiger-bootstrap.tar.bz2
--->  Applying patches to ghc


== make all -r;
../compiler/ghc-inplace -optc-O -optc-I/opt/local/include -optc-Wall
-optc-W -optc-Wstrict-prototypes -optc-Wmissing-prototypes
-optc-Wmissing-declarations -optc-Winline -optc-Waggregate-return
-optc-I../includes -optc-I. -optc-Iparallel -optc-Ism
-optc-DCOMPILING_RTS -optc-fomit-frame-pointer -optc-I/opt/local/include
-optc-I../gmp/gmpbuild -optc-fno-strict-aliasing -H16m -O
-I/opt/local/include -L/opt/local/lib -optc-O2 -package-name rts -static
-I/opt/local/include -I../gmp/gmpbuild -I. -#include HCIncludes.h
-dcmm-lint     -c Adjustor.c -o Adjustor.o
make[1]: *** [Adjustor.o] Bus error
make: *** [stage1] Error 1

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