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Re: Fw: [Pkg-haskell-maintainers] Bug#599968: haskell-type-level: FTBFS on alpha, armel, hppa, mips*, powerpc, s390: stage-1 compiler

Joachim Breitner wrote:

> Hi,
> Am Mittwoch, den 13.10.2010, 10:20 +1100 schrieb Erik de Castro Lopo:
> > I've got a Debian PowerPC machine and I've reproduced this
> > problem on that machine. Working on it.
> I’m not sure whether there is much to work on: ghc on powerpc does not
> build ghci, i.e. can not execute interpreted code. This is required to
> use TH. So unless ghc on powerpc gets that feature, there is nothing you
> can do about this.
> I hope that with the next ghc6 release, we’ll have ghc6 provide
> "ghc6-th" and "ghc6-threaded" (or similar) on architectures where TH and
> threaded RTS are supported, so that we can avoid such build failures
> using Build-Depends.

Thanks for the info Joachim. So far I've spent 5 minutes on this.
I won't spend any more.

Erik de Castro Lopo

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