GHC haskell support for arm64 and ppc64el

Gianfranco Costamagna costamagnagianfranco at
Wed Mar 26 10:34:04 UTC 2014

Hi All,

Seems that fedora is bootstrapping ghc for ppc64

Revert "bootstrap from ghc-7.4.2-11.2.fc19 x86_64 and ppc64"epel7
use cpio --make-directories
install ghc-base.ppc64 on ppc64
bootstrap from ghc-7.4.2-11.2.fc19 x86_64 and ppc64

do you think it is enough for trying in ubuntu?



Il Domenica 23 Marzo 2014 5:04, James Haigh <james.r.haigh at> ha scritto:
>    I've just realised that there's a bit more hope for this.
>On 6 March 2014 11:47:41 GMT+00:00, Colin Watson <cjwatson at> wrote:
>>On Wed, Mar 05, 2014 at 05:18:16PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
>>> The best information I can find is in
>>> which does suggest that there might be some hope, […]
>>I've left a comment on the ghcarm blog asking for more information on
>>the patch set they used.
>I too left a comment, and emailed the author, Karel Gardas. I didn't realise until now that Karel had replied to me and answered everyone's comments within less than 4 hours of my email; all 6 comments were posted or moderation-approved on the 6th. I'm disappointed with myself for missing Karel's replies, but nevertheless, at least I can now say that you should now have the information you asked for. The replies seem to be in depth.
>On 5 March 2014 16:40:59 GMT+00:00, Colin Watson <cjwatson at> wrote:
>>[…] Realistically, in the absence of
>>a real Haskell expert interested in Ubuntu with access to this
>>hardware, […]
>I'm not sure about the hardware access, but Karel seems to have made a lot of progress in this respect, having a blog about it, and tells me is also interested in and uses Ubuntu.
>    Hopefully you should now be able to solve the problems in the way of getting this to work. Good luck with your efforts; I'm very enthusiastic to see if you can solve this!
>Best regards,
>James Haigh.
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