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Revision 1.1, Sun Dec 29 16:59:08 2019 UTC (6 months ago) by pho
Branch: MAIN
CVS Tags: pkgsrc-2020Q2-base, pkgsrc-2020Q2, pkgsrc-2020Q1-base, pkgsrc-2020Q1, HEAD

Update to GHC 7.10.3

Changes from 7.6.3 are as follows:
* https://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/7.8.1/html/users_guide/release-7-8-1.html
* https://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/7.8.2/html/users_guide/release-7-8-2.html
* https://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/7.8.3/html/users_guide/release-7-8-3.html
* https://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/7.8.4/html/users_guide/release-7-8-4.html
* https://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/7.10.1/html/users_guide/release-7-10-1.html
* https://downloads.haskell.org/~ghc/7.10.2/docs/html/users_guide/release-7-10-2.html
* https://downloads.haskell.org/~ghc/7.10.3/docs/html/users_guide/release-7-10-3.html

GHC requires itself to build, and unfortunately the only way to get a
working GHC for a foreign target is to do a cross-compilation.

In order to build a bootkit for a new platform, you need to manually
set up a cross-building C compiler and binutils, libc, libterminfo,
and libiconv for the target. Then you can follow instructions in
https://gitlab.haskell.org/ghc/ghc/wikis/building/cross-compiling

Once you get a working GHC for the target platform, install it
somewhere in your PATH, run "cd lang/ghc7; make clean; make bootstrap"
on the target platform and you'll have a bootkit for the target.

--

GHC in fact has never supported bootstrapping only with a C compiler.
Prior to GHC 7, it had a thing called "HC source", which was a set of
C source files compiled from Haskell source, but it wasn't actually
cross-platform. It was because HC files were generated with many
assumptions about the platform, such as the layout of libc structs,
the size of off_t and time_t, byte-order, word size, etc.