[Pkg-haskell-maintainers] Bug#631073: Report of working ghci for powerpc

Ulrik Sverdrup ulrik.sverdrup at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 09:03:30 UTC 2011

I've been used to ghci not working on powerpc, and I revisisted this
bug with the previous update to make sure it was tracked in Debian. To
my surprise, the current version of ghci in testing, does in fact
start and act like normal on my powerpc system. Below is the
information collected by reportbug.

For my system, where previous late 6.* versions of ghc have had
segfaults at startup for  ghc --interactive, This version (below)
7.0.4 does work.

$ ghci
GHCi, version 7.0.4: http://www.haskell.org/ghc/  :? for help
Loading package ghc-prim ... linking ... done.
Loading package integer-gmp ... linking ... done.
Loading package base ... linking ... done.
Prelude> take 5 $ map (*5) [1..]
Prelude> :m +Control.Monad
Prelude Control.Monad>

Subject: ghci does not segfault
Package: ghc
Version: 7.0.4-4
Severity: normal

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (800, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.39-2-powerpc
Locale: LANG=sv_SE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=sv_SE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages ghc depends on:
ii  gcc                       4:4.6.1-2      GNU C compiler
ii  libbsd-dev                0.3.0-1        utility functions from BSD systems
ii  libc6                     2.13-16        Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libc6-dev                 2.13-16        Embedded GNU C Library: Developmen
ii  libffi-dev                3.0.9-7        Foreign Function Interface library
ii  libffi5                   3.0.9-7        Foreign Function Interface library
ii  libgmp-dev                2:5.0.1+dfsg-7 Multiprecision arithmetic library
ii  libgmp10                  2:5.0.1+dfsg-7 Multiprecision arithmetic library
ii  libncurses5               5.9-1          shared libraries for terminal hand

ghc recommends no packages.

Versions of packages ghc suggests:
pn  ghc-doc                       <none>     (no description available)
pn  ghc-prof                      <none>     (no description available)
pn  haskell-doc                   <none>     (no description available)
ii  perl                          5.12.4-4   Larry Wall's Practical Extraction

-- no debconf information

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