Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#5491 closed task (wontfix)

build GHC binaries against GMP 5

Reported by: parcs Owned by:
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Component: Build System Version: 7.2.1
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Currently the development and release binaries are built against the legacy GMP 4. Most distributions use GMP 5 by default, including Ubuntu, Debian and Arch Linux. It would be great if GHC binaries were built against GMP 5 to avoid having most users install another version of GMP to use them.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by igloo

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

The Linux builds are done on a Debian/stable machine, and Debian stable has GMP 4. It's inevitable that binary builds will only work on some machines, but we are happy to put up alternative builds from other people on the download page.

Alternatively, your distribution will probably provide a working ghc package.

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