GHC haskell support for arm64 and ppc64el

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Wed Mar 5 16:40:59 UTC 2014

On Wed, Mar 05, 2014 at 01:24:43PM +0000, Gianfranco Costamagna wrote:
> I write here to ask if is it possible to have haskell also in arm64
> and ppc64el
> the new 7.6.3-8 release should fix a random build failure on 64 bit
> architectures that was preventing ghc to build on s390x and similar.
> Now that this bug is fixed, is anybody planning to upload on those two
> archs?

That upload makes no difference.  It only affects *big-endian*
architectures, and both arm64 and ppc64el are little-endian.

I spent considerable time a while back trying to bootstrap ghc on
ppc64el and I'm afraid I got nowhere.  Realistically, in the absence of
a real Haskell expert interested in Ubuntu with access to this hardware,
the best bet may be to wait for some other distribution to bootstrap ghc
and then use their binaries to get started.  If you can find such
binaries lying around then please do let me know.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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