Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Building/IA64Linux


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Jan 4, 2011 8:23:42 AM (9 years ago)
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kgardas
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     1As of this time (2010-2011) some linux distros provides just GHC 6.8.2 build as binary package(s) on IA64 Itanium platform. To upgrade to GHC 7.x you will need to perform manual bootstrap of either GHC 6.10.x or GHC 6.12.x. The problem is that both show several critical issues which make them unbuildable or unstable. See #3891 for example, although it's closed, it's not solved neither in 6.10.x nor in 6.12.x source tree.
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     3As a solution, nice Gentoo Linux folks provide their own set of patches for IA64 GHC build and you can use them to compile GHC 6.12.3 on IA64 platform. Download and apply all __ghc-6.12.3-ia64*patch__ patches from: http://sources.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi/gentoo-x86/dev-lang/ghc/files/
     4Also please note that those patches are already merged upstream so you should not have any issue bootstraping 7.x then.